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Programmer's Introduction to AIX


This course is 5 days. Customizing the topic list will affect the time requirement.


Application and system programmers new to the AIX Operating System. This course combines Introduction to AIX with chapters on the AIX programming environment.

Course Contents

  1. Operating System Fundamentals

  2. AIX Concepts and Basics

  3. AIX Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)

  4. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)

  5. Using the Korn Shell "Note1"

  6. AIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)

  7. The vi Editor "Note1"

  8. An Introduction to Korn Shell Programming "Note1"

  9. AIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find, etc)

  10. The AIX Programming Environment

  11. The make Facility

  12. Source Code Librarians (SCCS and RCS)

  13. The dbx Debugger "Note1"

  14. Using TCP/IP "Note2"

  15. Using the Graphical User Interface "Note2"

  16. Real Time Programming Concepts "Note2"

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Instructional Technique

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops.



While C language examples are used throughout, this is not a programming course and little or no C programming experience is required. Some general understanding of programming concepts is helpful, but not essential.

Note1 Selection based on customer preference. Available shells are Korn, Bourne, and C shells. Available editors are C, C, and C. Available debuggers are C, C, and C.
Note2 Optional Topics.