Advanced GNU & Unix Commands

Linux    |    Intermediate
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Using the command line tools is a must for a Linux administrator. Discover how to use some of these tools to manipulate files, stream data, manage and prioritize processes, and perform advance searches against files and file contents.


  • Use commands from the shell to view the contents of a file, view just the beginning of a file, or the end of a file
    Use commands to count items in a file or files, such as line counts, words, or characters
    Describe how to view files in octal or other formats, as well as convert text files into a printable format
    Use commands to manipulate the data within a file including splitting and joining files
    Use commands to retrieve unique lines in a file, or convert characters like tabs to spaces
    Use commands to convert text from a file into another format and be able to sort the file contents
    Use the basic features of sed to edit the contents of a file
    Perform commands that will run in the background and switch them to the foreground or background
    Use tools to run a background task that will continue running after logging out
    Use tools to monitor active processes and system resource usage
  • Configure tools to select and sort processes on the display
    Use tools to send signals to processes, such as telling the process to check configuration files or to stop running
    Describe the process priorities and how you can see the priority of a process
    Use nice to set the priority of a process when it is started
    Use renice to change the priority of a process while it is running
    Describe how regular expressions, or regex, are created and how they can be used
    Use tools to search for files by matching against a regular expression
    Use commands to find lines in a file that match a regular expression
    Use tools to change the contents of files based on matching a regular expression


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    3.  Using Commands to See Alternate Views of File Contents
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    4.  Using Unix Commands to Parse File Contents
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    5.  Using Unix Commands to Modify File Contents
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    6.  Using Unix Commands to Sort or Format File Contents
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    7.  Performing Basic Text Transformations Using sed
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    8.  Running Jobs in the Foreground and Background
    4m 24s
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    9.  Signaling a Program to Continue Running after Logout
    3m 13s
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    10.  Monitoring Active Processes
    4m 46s
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    11.  Selecting and Sorting Processes for Display
    3m 52s
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    12.  Sending Signals to Processes
    6m 20s
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    13.  Introducing Job Priorities and the Default Priority
    2m 22s
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    14.  Starting a Program with a Different Priority
    4m 20s
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    15.  Changing the Priority of a Running Process
    3m 42s
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    16.  Introduction to Regular Expressions
    3m 19s
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    17.  Using Regular Expression Tools on a Filesystem
    2m 20s
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    18.  Using Regular Expression Tools on a File
    5m 45s
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    19.  Using Regular Expression Tools to Replace File Contents
    5m 17s


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