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Unix Quizzes & Trivia

We demand the mettle of all programmers out there! Here's another intense trial to your quiz taking craving. Do you think you have what it takes to overcome our UNIX quizzes? Let me just give you a head start. Who wrote the first UNIX screen editor? Which edition of UNIX first had pipes? Do you remember who said ``Sex, drugs and UNIX?'' Still okay? Don’t worry, because we know for sure that you will get the hang of it!

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    Who helped Ken Thompson to recreate the Unix kernel in C language?



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    How can you append the output of a command to a file?

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    How do you get help about the command cp?

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    In Bourne shell, you have to EXPORT the declared environmental variables.

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    How can you display a list of all files, including the hidden files?
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Unix Questions & Answers


What does $? return in Schell scripting?
Shell scripts are computer programs. It is run by Unix Shell. Shell scripts are capable of making shortcuts. They can also do batch jobs and generalization. At the beginning of the development of the software, the shell scripts play a role in the fir
What is the command to find the differences in the lines containing "2011" between the files a1.txt and a2.txt?
Diff a1.txt a2.txt | grep 2011. The name, “grep”, derives from the command used to perform a similar operation, using the Unix/Linux text editor ed:g/re/p. When you search for boo, grep will match fooboo, boo123, barfoo35 and more. You c
What command do you have to use to go to the parent directory?
Cd will come back at previous directory not parent directory simply we can give "cd" not ".." or "~"
How do you display the contents of a file myfile.txt?
To display the contents of a file we use "CAT" command , "MORE" command or "VI" editor. Please change the question accordingly.
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