Ultimate Shell script quiz for Unix/Linux geeks

Hey, Unix/Linux geeks welcome to the world of puzzles. Let’s open the second edition of Shell script quiz. This latest shell script quiz combines a variety of questions starting from the basic script knowledge, covering several Unix/Linux commands and goes up to asking for the output of a real-time shell script code. With such in-depth coverage of different Linux areas, the quiz will enable the readers in learning the Shell script concept on Unix/Linux platforms. You must note that learning Shell script is not merely a means to clear a Job interview. Instead, knowing it would make you do your work more smartly and efficiently. A shell script can help you in automating your manual tasks like building a project, sharing the build artifacts, deploying builds or managing web servers. You can group all of them into a single shell script. You can setup the script to run according to a schedule. You can even integrate it with continuous integration software like Jenkins and Bamboo. Hence, there are infinite no. of possibilities that you can explore if you choose to learn about shell scripting. And that’s where this shell script quiz will test and report the level of understanding you’ve with this subject.

Just for an example, if you compare Windows with an ocean then Linux would be the scale to test the depth of that ocean. This comparison is justified because there are no. of Unix/Linux distributions that let it dominate over Windows. In this quiz, we’ve added several interview questions that should apply to all the frequently used Linux distributions like Ubuntu, RHEL, SUSE, SLES, and CentOS.  We request, if you see any anomaly, please use the comment box and do report to us.

Shell script quiz for Unix/Linux geeks.

For your information, please note that this Shell Script Quiz has both single and multiple choice questions. So, we suggest you please carefully attempt all the questions. Press the below Start quiz button to go ahead.

Shell script quiz for Unix Linux geeks.

Shell script quiz for Unix Linux geeks.


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Note: You can see all the answers at the end of this quiz. To learn more about Linux Shell script or Shell Programming, refer the on-line Shell script documentation.

The Shell script quiz is useful for all software developers and testers who works on Unix/Linux platforms. But we host many top quizzes on Java/Python/Selenium and related programming articles on our blog. Some of them are listed below which you can read and go for an interview with full preparation.

1- Test your basic Java Programming skills – read this.

Special Java Programming Quiz for Beginners.

2- Test your Python Programming knowledge – read this.

Python Programming online test.

3- Learn about the Concept of Java Native Access i.e. JNA.

Java Native Access Tutorial with Example.

We wish that all the readers would benefit from this quiz in advancing their overall Linux Shell scripting and OS skills. If you like this amazing Shell script quiz online test, then do leave us your response in the comment space below and tell us what you think. We would like to rest you assured that we’ll keep coming up with fresh quizzes on latest topics and will enhance the older ones as well.

In the end, we leave you with an enthralling quote by Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux.

“I’ve never regretted not making Linux shareware. I really don’t like the ‘pay for use’ binary shareware programs.”

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