Advanced Shell Programming

Glenn Stafford

Alliance Systems / MDSI

Tuesday February 24th at 7:00pm
College of Dupage Room SRC-1024


In today's world of GUI environments, character base professionalism has become a diminishing skill set. As people are more inclined to drag, drop, and click with icons and GUI menus, emphasis on traditional skill sets have diminished.

This presentation is a refresher on the strengths of UNIX. To be specific, this presentation reminds of the strengths of UNIX through examining very powerful scripting procedures which highlight the strengths of:

Very useful examples will be provided which could be utilized in your UNIX environments. This includes shell programs which are useful tools for the System Administrator and Users.

Very detailed handouts will be provided to supplement the subject matter.

Speaker Bio

Glenn is a member of the Customer Support staff at Alliance Systems / MDSI. Glenn has over 8 years experience with UNIX system administration; with a strong background with internal and external support. He is a sophisticated UNIX user in the areas of shell programming, UNIX regular expression, and Systems Administration. Glenn has spoken before on very useful topics in UNIX related topics (shell, perl, and awk programming, and UNIX Security) at UniForum Chicago meetings and at technical conferences such as Technetron in Boston (1992 & 1993) and MARUG in Myrtle Beach (1995 and 1996). Glenn had UNIX tutorials published in "Access To Wang".

In addition to his computer background, Glenn is a prominent Fastpitch Softball Umpire who has worked four national tournaments. Glenn's name is enshrined at the A.S.A Hall of Fame in recognition for working three or more national tournaments. He has the long term goal to work the Pan American and Olympics. He has also dedicated his time coaching at softball clinics.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1024
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to first right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and walk to SRC building. Room 1024 is on the first floor of the SRC building, near the entrance.

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