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Two Day Workshop on (UNIX) GNU/Linux Shell Scripting

We successfully completed a two day hands on workshop in Unix shell and shell scripting on the 15th & 16th of March 2008. We used GNU/Linux as our platform and we covered several important areas in the Unix shell. The location was LSF - Sahana Lab at the University of Colombo School of Computing.

The content covered during the workshop was:

Day one

  • Introduction to the shell and scripting - Anuradha
  • Basic filters (head, tail, grep, sort, wc etc) - Bud
  • More filters (sed and awk) - Bud
  • Advanced shell usage - Sapumal

Day two

  • Image processing on the shell - Anuradha
  • Automating mundane admin tasks for an ISP - Bud
  • iptables, nat and gateway - Sanjeewa
  • Designing Advanced Shell Programs - Sapumal

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