1. Find a place to try unix - a server, or load cygwin (or other) to a pc
2. Read this forum - learn from the examples
3. Go back to step one and practice something
In all seriousness, you can begin to get good by attempting to solve forum support questions yourselves. Those that you do not understand, step through the answers yourself.
What to read... goto local bookstore and look through various unix, awk, sed, etc... books. Find one or more that match your style. For me, I got in-depth books with lots of examples of options for unix and awk. Picked up quick guides for sed and vi (editor). But, that was "my" style of learning.
Use, actually seriously use a UNIX machine for day to day things, don't just administer a remote box. You'll find where the holes in your knowledge are real fast when you need to do general things that weren't in the admin book. A big blank spot for a lot of folks seems to be awk, me included. I'm continually amazed at the one-line-wonders the regulars pump out while I'm still crafting a ten line bash script.
Yea, but not only at home.
I (and probably your next potential employer) could not respect someone calling himself UNIX Engineer without having at least 5 yrs. of working experience in a (large) company.
Ideally you will have some certification too, eg. SCSA, SCNA, SCSECA
/me is also trying to get there where you want. Gotta look for a Junior UNIX Administrator/Manager/Engineer job opportunity.
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Hey Guys i am new to Unix and i have downlaoded Cygwin for Windows and deleted it.
I was just wondering is there any good shells like that for windows that just as good
thanks for your time
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