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Korn and Bash Shell Programming

IBM Course Code: AL32CE

Vendor# AL32G

GK# 9182

Course Overview

Learn effective methods to create and use KornShell and Bourne Again SHell (bash) scripts and utilities. Shell scripts are often the key to becoming a productive AIX or Linux system administrator. During this course you will write simple programs that demonstrate your ability to write shell scripts in either an AIX or Linux environment.

Basic programming concepts are not taught in this course.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $3695 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Distinguish Korn Shell and Bash Shell specific features
  • Use utilities such as sed and awk to manipulate data
  • Understand system shell scripts, such as /etc/shutdown
  • Write useful shell scripts to aid system administration

Follow-On Courses


  • AIX Basics (AU131) or (AU130) or (Q1323) or
  • Linux Basics and Installation (LX020) or (QLX02) or
  • Linux Basics and Installation(QLXA2) or
  • Linux Basics and Installation - Lite (QLXL3)


  • Understand the programming fundamentals of variables and flow control concepts, such as repetition and decision, or
  • Have working knowledge of UNIX or Linux,including the use of the vi editor, manipulating files and directories, basic variables, piping and redirection, and the find and grep commands.

Who Needs To Attend

This intermediate course is for experienced system administrators, programmers, application developers, and end users.

Course Outline

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