Introduction to the Shell and Shell scripting - Bash (Sydney)

Wednesday, 11th Mar 2020
$760.00 per person (excl. GST)

About the course

Learn to use the Linux shell to achieve basic commands and simple shell scripting.  Shell scripting allows the automation of collections of shell commands.  Throughout the course, you will gain practical experience using the commands as you encounter them.  Exercise the skills you have learnt by writing simple shell scripts.

Course outline

In this session we will cover the basics of using the Linux Shell or Terminal.

  • What is the Shell, and why it's important
    • Useful commands, including how to
    • Move around, look at directories
    • Open and edit files
    • Searching text files
    • How to ask for help
  • Learn how about
    • Chaining commands together
    • File permissions
  • Simple shell scripts
    • Execution
    • Using parameters and variables
    • Flow control with if-statements and loops
    • Return Status
    • Reading input

Note: These are the topics normally covered but might alter slightly depending on the needs of the attendees.

Target Audience

Desktop users who want to learn how to use the Linux Shell and learn some basic scripting.


None; will be run on a Linux computer so working knowledge of Linux would be useful.


Download Introduction to Shell and Shell scripting training course description (pdf)