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This practice test contains 10 questions and answer explanations, provided by, a provider of authorized Linux certification training.

Question 1:

How can you set the SGID on a file called PaulPaulitoTest?

A. Chmod g+s PaulPaulitoTest
B. Chmod u+t PaulPaulitoTest
C. Chmod u+s PaulPaulitoTest
D. Chmod o+s PaulPaulitoTest


Question 2:

If you’re configuring the GRUB boot loader, which of the following files would you edit in a boot loader? (Choose two)

A. /boot/grub/grub.lst
B. /boot/grub.conf
C. /boot/grub/menu.lst
D. /etc/grub.conf


Question 3:

Select all the ways of saving and exiting a vi session. (Choose three.)

A. :exit
B. Shift ZZ
C. :ZZ
D. :x
E. :w
F. :wq


Question 4:

Which of the following commands breaks out the second column from a comma delimited list named /etc/listme?

A. cut –d, -f2 /etc/listme
B. cut –d: -f1 /etc/listme
C. cut –d: -f0 /etc/listme
D. cut –d, -f1 /etc/listme


Question 5:

Which two programs will allow you to change the priority of a program already running? (Choose two.)

A. twice
B. chnice
C. top
D. nice
E. renice


Question 6:

Which of the following commands does not reboot the system?

A. shutdown –r now
B. init 6
C. reboot
D. telinit 0


Question 7:

Enter the command that substitutes the word Linux for Paulito from a file named SedTest01. Focus on the output, and don’t enter that output to the SedTest01 file. Also, don’t use the full path to the command.

A. Sed 's/Linux/Paulito/g' SedTest01
B. Sed s/Linux/Paulito/g SedTest01
C. Sed 's/Linux/Paulito g' SedTest01
D. Sed 's/Paulito/Linux/g' SedTest01


Question 8:

What does the command “In test paul” typically do?

A. it will create a symbolic link from paul to test
B. it will create a copy of the file test in paul
C. it will create a hard link from paul to test
D. it will create a symbolic link from test to paul


Question 9:

Your current unmask is set to 002. If you create a new file, what will the permission of the new file be?

A. ------w-
B. rwxrwx-w-
C. -rw-rw-r—
D. rwxrwxr-x


Question 10:

Which of the following actions can be run from the top command? (Choose two.)

A. New processes can be started
B. Killing a process by its PID
C. A process can be given a lower priority
D. Reboot the system
E. Measure the free space on the hard drive


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