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CS500-# Introduction To Solaris 8/9 Operating Environment

  • CS500-8 = Solaris 8
  • CS500-9 = Solaris 9
  • CS500-10 = Solaris 10

Length: 5 Days


This course introduces attendees to the Solaris Operating Environment and provides the initial knowledge and hands-on experience to get them started using Solaris quickly and efficiently. Subjects covered include an overview of operating system concepts and the Solaris architecture, how to log on and off, Solaris system documentation, communications and status inquiry commands, the structure of the Solaris file system, file and directory manipulation commands, how to use the vi (visual) text editor, the use of the shell as a command interpreter and programming language, and the use of sample commands for data manipulation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be able to:
  1. state the major components and architecture of UNIX;
  2. state the major components and architecture of Solaris;
  3. log on and off of Solaris;
  4. use the Solaris system documentation;
  5. communicate with other users on the system through mail and write;
  6. organize and manipulate files and directories and their contents;
  7. use the Solaris text editor to create and modify files;
  8. use the Solaris shell file name expansion, I/O redirection, pipe, and quoting mechanisms;
  9. use Solaris utilities to create simple tools for information processing.

Prerequisites: None

Course Content

Unit 1 - Solaris Operating Environment Overview

  1. Introduction
  2. Operating System Overview
  3. Operating System Development
  4. What is UNIX?
  5. UNIX Development History
  6. Unix Features
  7. Unix Architecture
  8. Unit Review

Unit 2 - Using Solaris

  1. Introduction
  2. The Unix Network Environment
  3. Logging In to A Solaris Workstation
  4. Logging In to A Solaris Server
  5. The Common Desktop Environment
    1. The Taskbar
    2. The Workspace Menu
    3. Starting A Terminal Window
  6. Logging Off
  7. Connecting to the Server from NetTerm
  8. Logging Off
  9. The Shell
    1. Keyboard Usage
    2. Shell Prompts
  10. Solaris Resources
  11. Solaris Reference Manual
  12. The man Command
    1. Keyword Searches
    2. Keyword Searches - The whatis Command
  13. Executing Simple Commands
  14. Entering Commands with Arguments
  15. Types of Commands
  16. Passwords
    1. Changing Your Password
  17. User and Group ID
  18. Processes
    1. Checking System Processes
  19. Solaris Communication
    1. The /etc/issue File
    2. Message of the Day
    3. wall - Write to All Users
    4. The talk Command
    5. Electronic Mail
    6. Reading Mail
  20. Unit Review

Unit 3 - The Solaris Filesystem

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Files
  3. Filesystems
  4. Filesystem Structure
  5. File and Directory Naming
  6. Filesystem Organization
  7. Pathnames
  8. Current Directory
  9. Linked Files
  10. Listing Files and Directories
  11. File and Directory Attributes
    1. File and Directory Access Permissions
    2. Changing File Access Permissions
  12. Moving Around the Filesystem
  13. Directory Commands
  14. Maintaining an Orderly Directory Structure
  15. File Manipulation Commands
    1. Copying Files - cp
    2. Moving Files - mv
    3. Linking Files - ln
    4. Removing Files - rm
  16. The umask Command
  17. Changing File Ownership
  18. Changing File Group Ownership
  19. Changing File Timestamps
  20. Displaying and Printing Files
  21. Unit Review

Unit 4 - Solaris Text Editing

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Editors
  3. Editing Concepts
  4. Getting Started with vi
  5. Editing Modes
  6. Saving Text and Exiting vi
  7. Moving Around in vi
  8. Creating New Text
  9. Line Substitutions
  10. vi Shortcuts
  11. Editor Options
  12. Shell Interface and Filtering
  13. Unit Review

Unit 5 - The Shell

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Shells
  3. Shell Documentation
  4. Shell Functions
  5. Command Interpretation
  6. The echo Command
  7. Filename Generation
  8. Shell Variables
  9. Setting Variables
  10. Quoting
  11. I/O Redirection
  12. Pipes
  13. Establishing the User Environment
  14. Background Processing
  15. Jobs
  16. Command Line Editing
  17. The nohup Command
  18. Shell Programs
    1. Creating a Shell Program
    2. Executing a Shell Program
  19. Unit Review

Unit 6 - Solaris Utilities

  1. Introduction
  2. Regular Expressions
  3. File Manipulation Commands
  4. Data Manipulation Commands
  5. File Information Commands
  6. File Comparison Commands
  7. Unit Review

Appendix A: Answers to Exercises

Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions

Appendix C: vi Command Reference

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