Intro to Unix for Mac OS

     This course examines the Unix Command Line Interface which is accessible through the Mac application "Terminal". This feature provides tremendous power for intermediate and advanced users. The "Terminal" session opens a Shell session using a program call "Bash". This is the same shell program used on other Unix and Linux Operating Systems, so all skills are immediately transferable to those environments. This course will teach the basics of Unix for Mac users.

Topics Covered

  • Logging in and practicing with the interface
  • Basic commands
  • The big picture
  • Data organization
  • Frequently-used commands
  • The user environment
  • File security and communication
  • File manipulation
  • Data manipulation
  • The vi text editor
  • Networking and file transfer utilities
  • Customizing your environment
  • Command interpretation: the shell


     This course is the foundation for everyone that needs to understand the basics of UNIX. Some end users will need no instruction in UNIX beyond this course. Other end users (e.g. UNIX system administrators and UNIX programmers) will want this course as a foundation into advanced classes.


  • An understanding of the GUI interface for Mac OS


     Short-term, the student will be immediately productive within the UNIX environment, and have a feeling of comfort and confidence in using UNIX commands to operate on program and data files.Long-term, the student will be able to solve problems within the UNIX framework, and will be self-sufficient in gaining further knowledge of UNIX as it becomes necessary.

Furnished Materials:

  • PC Workstation for use during training
  • Student Manual

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  • 3 Days


  • $1,485.00

Training Dates:

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