Introduction to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment Training

Course #:SO111

Introduction to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment Training

This course introduces attendees to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment and provides them with the knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively use the desktop system, execute commands, use the system documentation, manage files and directories, use basic shell features, and use network commands for accessing remote systems and transferring files. Subjects included in this course are an overview of operating system concepts and the Solaris OS architecture, logging on and off, Solaris system documentation, communications and status inquiry commands, the structure of the Solaris file system, file and directory manipulation commands, setting file and directory access permissions, using access control lists (ACLs), using the vi (visual) and desktop editors, using of the shell as a command interpreter, basic shell scripting, use of sample commands for data manipulation, file archive and compression commands, and using network utilities.

This course is designed for the Solaris 10 Operating Environment.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be able to:

  • state the major components and architecture of Solaris.
  • log on and off of Solaris.
  • use the Solaris system documentation.
  • enter and execute simple commands, commands with options, and commands with arguments.
  • organize and manipulate files and directories and their contents.
  • modify file and directory access permissions and access control lists (ACLs).
  • use the vi and desktop editors to create and modify files.
  • use the Solaris shell file name expansion, I/O redirection, pipe, and quoting mechanisms
  • read simple shell scripts.
  • use selected Solaris utilities to manipulate file contents.
  • use file compression utilities.
  • create archive and extract files from archives.
  • use network commands to access remote systems and transfer files.
  This course is designed for attendees who will be using the Solaris 10 OE to perform data manipulation and attendees who are preparing for a position as a Solaris System Administrator.

Attendees of this course should:

  1. Be familiar with basic computer hardware.
  2. Should have a knowledge of basic computer fundamentals.
  Five days.

Outline of Introduction to the Solaris 10 Operating Environment Training

Unit 1 - Solaris Operating Environment Overview


  • Operating System Overview
  • Operating System Development
  • What is UNIX?
  • What is Solaris?
  • UNIX Development History
  • Unix Features
  • Unix Architecture


Unit 2 - Using Solaris


  • Logging In
    • Command Line Login
    • Desktop Login
  • Using the Desktop Environment
    • The Taskbar
    • The Workspace Menu
    • Starting A Terminal Window
  • Logging Off
  • Using the Command Line
    • The Shell
    • Keyboard Usage
    • Shell Prompts
  • Solaris Documentation
  • Solaris Reference Manual
    • Example Man Page
    • The man Command
    • Keyword Searches - The apropos Command
    • Keyword Searches - The whatis Command
  • Executing Commands
    • Simple Commands
    • Commands with Options
    • Commands with Arguments
  • Changing Your Password
  • User and Group ID
  • Checking Processes
  • Checking System Processes


Unit 3 - The Solaris Filesystem


  • Types of Files
  • Filesystems
  • File and Directory Naming
  • Filesystem Organization
  • Pathnames
  • Listing Files and Directories
  • File and Directory Attributes
    • File and Directory Access Permissions
    • Changing File Access Permissions
  • Moving Around the Filesystem
  • Directory Commands
  • File Manipulation Commands
  • The umask Command
  • Changing File Ownership
  • Changing File Group Ownership
  • Changing File Timestamps
  • Displaying and Printing Files
  • Access Control Lists
  • Printing Files


Unit 4 - Solaris Text Editing


  • Types of Editors
  • Editing Concepts
  • Getting Started with vi
  • Editing Modes
  • Saving Text and Exiting vi
  • Moving Around in vi
  • Creating New Text
  • Line Substitutions
  • vi Shortcuts
  • Editor Options
  • The Desktop Editor


Unit 5 - The Shell


  • Types of Shells
  • Shell Documentation
  • Shell Functions
  • The echo Command
  • Filename Generation
  • Shell Variables
  • Quoting
  • I/O Redirection
  • Pipes
  • Establishing the User Environment
  • Background Processing
  • Jobs
  • Command Line Editing
  • The nohup Command
  • Creating and Executing Simple Shell Scripts
    • Creating a Shell Program
    • Executing a Shell Program
    • Passing Arguments to a Shell Script
    • Using the test Command
    • Performing Conditional Tests


Unit 6 - Solaris Utilities


  • Regular Expressions
  • File Manipulation Commands
  • Other Useful Data Manipulation Commands
  • File Information Commands
  • File Comparison Commands
  • File Archives
    • Creating Archives using tar and jar
    • Extracting Files from tar and jar Archives
  • Compressing and Uncompressing Files
  • Using the compress Command
    • Using the gzip Command
    • Using the zip Command


Unit 7 - Network Commands


  • Connecting to a remote system using a terminal session
  • Transferring files between the local and remote system


Appendix A - vi Editor Quick Reference


Appendix B - Answers to Exercises


Appendix C - Answers to Review Questions

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