SMS103 : Fundamentals of Solaris[tm] Operating Environment for System Administrators
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The Fundamentals of Solaris[tm]  Operating Environment for System Administrators course teaches you how to use UNIXᆴ operating system commands and basic Solaris Operating Environment commands. The class is for new users of the Solaris environment. You will learn fundamental command-line features of the Solaris Operating Environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use.


ᄋ  Persons new to the Solaris Operating Environment

ᄋ  Persons performing system administration duties who are not familiar with UNIX operating systems

Course Prerequisite

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

ᄋ  Log in and log out of Solaris and Common Desktop Environments (CDE)

ᄋ  Compose command-line strings to perform functions

ᄋ  Navigate the directory tree

ᄋ  Manipulate text files

ᄋ  Create files and directories

ᄋ  Back up and restore user files and directories

ᄋ  Change permissions of files and directories

ᄋ  Use the vi text editor

ᄋ  Identify and modify initialization files

ᄋ  Employ shell features to streamline command execution

ᄋ  Use basic network commands

ᄋ  Use commands to search directories and files

ᄋ  List active user processes and selectively kill user processes

Module 1: Introduction to the Solaris Operating Environment



ᄋ  Identify the main hardware components of the computer system

ᄋ  Describe the Solaris Operating Environment in terms of its software components

ᄋ  List the main purpose for the default user shells



Module 2: Accessing the System



ᄋ  Log in and out of the system

ᄋ  Work with password requirements

ᄋ  Change your password from the command line and CDE

ᄋ  Use command-line syntax

ᄋ  Use online manual pages to aid in constructing command lines


Module 3: Accessing Files and Directories



ᄋ  Work with the directory tree

ᄋ  Use absolute and relative pathnames

ᄋ  Use the cd command to change directories

ᄋ  Employ the pwd command to display the current directory

ᄋ  Work with pathname abbreviations

ᄋ  Use the ~ and - expressions

ᄋ  Use the ls command

ᄋ  Identify and use metacharacters


Module 4: Directory and File Commands



ᄋ  Use control characters

ᄋ  Determine file type using the file command

ᄋ  Display files using the cat, more, head, and tail commands

ᄋ  Employ the wc command

ᄋ  Create files with the touch command

ᄋ  Use the tee command

ᄋ  Create directories

ᄋ  Remove files and directories

ᄋ  Copy files and directories

ᄋ  Move and rename files and directories

ᄋ  Print files and cancel print requests


Module 5: Searching for Files and Text



ᄋ  Find files using specific criteria

ᄋ  Search for text within documents

ᄋ  Sort files alphabetically or numerically

ᄋ  Perform multilevel sorting

ᄋ  Compare the contents of text files


Module 6: File Security



ᄋ  Determine file access

ᄋ  Describe types of permissions

ᄋ  Set standard permissions on a file

ᄋ  Work with permission categories

ᄋ  Change permissions with symbolic mode

ᄋ  Change permissions with absolute (octal) mode

ᄋ  Determine the umask value



Module 7: Visual (vi) Editor



ᄋ  Use various vi modes

ᄋ  Invoke vi

ᄋ  Employ input, positioning, and editing commands

ᄋ  Use advanced editing options

ᄋ  Create and save a file


Module 8: Archiving User Data



ᄋ  Describe the backup and restore functions

ᄋ  Use the tar utility to store files

ᄋ  Backup files with the tar and compress commands

ᄋ  Use the jar command

ᄋ  Use compression tools to save storage space

ᄋ  Use the cpio command


Module 9: Remote Connections



ᄋ  Connect remotely using telnet

ᄋ  Remotely access a system using rlogin

ᄋ  Transfer files with ftp


Module 10: System Processes



ᄋ  Display system processes

ᄋ  Use processes and process identifiers (PIDs)

ᄋ  Identify parent and child processes

ᄋ  Terminate processes using the kill command

ᄋ  Use the pgrep and pkill commands


Module 11: The Korn Shell



ᄋ  Define shell features

ᄋ  Work with variable types

ᄋ  Use shell variables

ᄋ  Describe user-defined shell variables

ᄋ  Customize shell variables

ᄋ  Display shell variables

ᄋ  Apply predefined environment variables

ᄋ  Export variables

ᄋ  Redirect output using the shell

ᄋ  Work with environment variables

ᄋ  Configure the shell environment


Module 12: Introduction to sed and awk



ᄋ  Editing the contents of a text file from the command line

ᄋ  Send the results of command-line editing to standard output

ᄋ  Use regular expression metacharacters to delete lines, add text to lines, or change characters with sed commands

ᄋ  Use awk to scan text files or standard input to display specific data, change data format, and add text to existing data


Module 13: Reading Shell Scripts



ᄋ  Use basic shell commands

ᄋ  Define shell variables

ᄋ  Pass command-line variables to a shell script

ᄋ  Decipher basic shell scripts

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