Regular Expressions

Glenn Stafford
Sun Microsystems Educational Services

Tuesday July 10th 2001 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage Building OCC Room 128cd


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 will demonstrate the power of regular expressions using traditional UNIX tools (awk, sed, and ex) and PERL. This presentation will prove the importance of including regular expressions in our technical skill sets.

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 technical instructor for Sun Microsystems Educational services. He has over 12 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". Glenn is also the presenter for UniForum's UNIX Boot Camp and UNIX Top Gun class.

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

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10th, 2001, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128cd.

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm 128(a,b)
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128(c,d) which is towards the west end of the building.

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