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Unix command line quiz

Do you know how to move a file or get a list of current users from your Unix servers? Take our Unix quiz on essential commands for system admins.

Administering a critical application on a Unix server? Taking on a few Unix servers in addition to a fleet of Linux systems? If so, the command line is your friend.

Unix server administrators have thousands of commands available for configuration and management. The savvier you are about the Unix command line interface, the easier it will make your job.

Take this Unix quiz on essential commands to see where you stack up. Each question provides a Unix command. Your job is to choose which answer accurately describes the command's action.

This was last published in February 2014
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Which Unix command should every administrator have in their repertoire?
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pipe
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must add awk, fuser, scp, ssh
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tail, more, grep, ssh,awk,sed
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ls, tar
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man
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ps, top, df, watch
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man
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man, top, ps
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ps, grep, su
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sudo- to act as root user, password- to provide password to new users, useradd, userdel, usermod, groupadd, groupmod, groupmod- to add modify or delete a user or a group.
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what is the command to shutdown the terminal

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"See How You Did is not working"
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I disagree with your supposedly correct answer for question #3. The correct answer is (b), wherever the directories may be. The fact that it minimizes traffic, works across hosts, etc is irrelevant to the question. Your existential "correct" answer is useless, and incorrect.
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ls, df, top, ps, tar, awk, grep, vi, ssh, | (pipe), tail, more, man
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Is anyone else experiencing problems with "see how you did"? I'm unable to recreate the error EDINOW had. -Meredith, site editor
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I just love these quizzes
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