LPI Linux Certification/Customize And Use The Shell Environment

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Candidates should be able to customize shell environments to meet users' needs. Candidates should be able to modify global and user profiles.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Set environment variables (e.g. PATH) at login or when spawning a new shell.
    • Write BASH functions for frequently used sequences of commands.
    • Maintain skeleton directories for new user accounts.
    • Set command search path with the proper directory.

  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • /etc/profile
    • env
    • export
    • set
    • unset
    • ~/.bash_profile
    • ~/.bash_login
    • ~/.profile
    • ~/.bashrc
    • ~/.bash_logout
    • function
    • alias
    • lists