Linux Command Line Quiz Questions And Answers

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Linux Command Line Quiz Questions And Answers - Quiz

Get ready for this Linux command line quiz that will not only test your Linux command knowledge but will also enhance it. Linux is a family of open-source operating systems. Many of the programmers and ethical hackers use Linux as they understand the value of this operating system. Linux has a lot of commands. Take this quiz, and we will get to see how many of them you know. Let us go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What command clears the contents of your terminal display?

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      Catch

    • C.

      Delete

    • D.

      Remove

    Correct Answer
    A. Clear
    Explanation
    The command "clear" is used to clear the contents of the terminal display. It removes all the text and commands previously entered, providing a clean and empty screen. This command is commonly used to declutter the terminal and start with a fresh workspace.

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  • 2. 

    What is the command to delete a file?

    • A.

      Rm

    • B.

      Rk

    • C.

      Rc

    • D.

      Dl

    Correct Answer
    A. Rm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rm". The "rm" command is used in Unix and Linux systems to delete or remove files and directories. It stands for "remove" and is a commonly used command for file management.

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  • 3. 

    What command is used to change directories?

    • A.

      Dc

    • B.

      Cdc

    • C.

      Cd

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Cd
    Explanation
    The cd command (change directory) is used to change the current working directory in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most basic and frequently used commands when working on the Linux terminal. The basic syntax to use the cd command is: cd <options> <path>.

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  • 4. 

    What command is used to get the IP address of all interfaces on a server?

    • A.

      Ipp

    • B.

      Ip2

    • C.

      Ippp

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of these" because none of the given options (ipp, ip2, ippp) is a valid command to get the IP address of all interfaces on a server. There are various commands that can be used to retrieve this information, such as "ifconfig" or "ip addr show".

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  • 5. 

    What command is used to change ownership of a file?

    • A.

      Chawn

    • B.

      Chown

    • C.

      Chan

    • D.

      Cd chown

    Correct Answer
    B. Chown
    Explanation
    The command "chown" is used to change the ownership of a file. By using this command, the user can transfer the ownership of a file to another user or group. This can be useful in situations where multiple users need to access or modify a file, or when the ownership needs to be transferred to a different user for administrative purposes.

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  • 6. 

    What command is used to copy a file?

    • A.

      Px

    • B.

      Xp

    • C.

      Cp

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Cp
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cp". The "cp" command is used to copy a file in various operating systems and command line interfaces. It allows users to duplicate files or directories, creating an identical copy in a different location. By using the "cp" command followed by the source file and destination directory, users can easily create copies of files.

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  • 7. 

    What command shows you how long it has been since the server was rebooted?

    • A.

      Cd chown

    • B.

      Downtime

    • C.

      Uptime

    • D.

      Ipp

    Correct Answer
    C. Uptime
    Explanation
    The command "uptime" shows the amount of time that has passed since the server was last rebooted. It provides information such as the current time, how long the server has been running, the number of users currently logged in, and the system load average for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes. This command is commonly used by system administrators to monitor the uptime of a server and to check if any recent reboots have occurred.

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  • 8. 

    What command shows you what directory you are in?

    • A.

      Ppx

    • B.

      Px

    • C.

      Wpd

    • D.

      Pwd

    Correct Answer
    D. Pwd
    Explanation
    The command "pwd" stands for "print working directory" and is used to display the current directory that the user is in. It is a commonly used command in command-line interfaces and helps users keep track of their current location within the file system.

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  • 9. 

    What command creates an empty directory?

    • A.

      Mkdir

    • B.

      Ipp

    • C.

      Cd chown

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Mkdir
    Explanation
    The command "mkdir" is used to create an empty directory. It stands for "make directory" and is commonly used in command line interfaces to create new directories within a file system. By typing "mkdir" followed by the desired directory name, a new empty directory will be created in the current location.

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  • 10. 

    Which command(s) show users that are logged in?

    • A.

      Px

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      Remove

    • D.

      Catch

    Correct Answer
    B. Who
    Explanation
    The command "who" is used to display the list of users who are currently logged in to the system. It provides information such as the username, terminal, login time, and remote host. This command is commonly used by system administrators to monitor user activity and manage system resources.

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Godwin Iheuwa |MS, Computer Science |
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Godwin is a proficient Database Administrator currently employed at MTN Nigeria. He holds as MS in Computer Science from the University of Bedfordshire, where he specialized in Agile Methodologies and Database Administration. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Port Harcourt. With expertise in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and SQL Server Management Studio, Godwin's knowledge and experience enhance the authority of our quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance in the realm of computer science.

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