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Assess your experience with Linux

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What command would you use to encrypt a single file on Ubuntu?
  • cryptsetup
  • pgp
  • OpenPGP
  • gpg
What command would you issue to create a new user for Debian-based systems?
  • newuser
  • useradd
  • adduser
  • accountadd
What must be installed and configured to allow for incoming SSH connections to Ubuntu?
  • putty.exe
  • ssh
  • sshd
  • openssh-server
What must be installed to connect to SMB/CIFS resources on servers?
  • smbclient
  • Samba
  • SMB
  • smbserver
What is the octal representation of a user possessing read, write, and execute permissions?
  • 6
  • 7
  • 5
  • 755
What tool does Ubuntu use to configure printing by default?
  • spool.exe
  • CUPS
  • Ubuntu Printer tool
  • print.sh
What command allows you to set a priority value to a process when it launches?
  • renice
  • nice
  • top
  • ps
What does runlevel 0 do?
  • shuts down the system.
  • reboots.
  • boots into superuser mode.
  • is a null runlevel.
💡FUN FACT 💡Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux) originally wanted to call his invention "Freax", a portmanteau of "free", "freak", and "x" (as an allusion to Unix). However, Ari Lemmke, Torvalds' coworker at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), did not think that "Freax" was a good name. So, he named the project "Linux" on the server without consulting Torvalds. Later, however, Torvalds consented to "Linux".
What can be installed to access Windows servers via remote desktop?
  • putty.exe
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • Remote Assistance
  • Remote Desktop Viewer
What command would you use to perform a recursive search for the string monster.com?
  • grep monster.com -r
  • findstr monster.com
  • ls -R | grep monster.com
  • dir -r | grep monster.com
What are the group permissions on a file assigned rwxrw-r--?
  • Read, write, and execute
  • Read and write
  • Read
  • Execute
What command displays a fixed snapshot of the running processes?
  • ps -list
  • pstree
  • top
  • ps
What command displays all processes in a tree format?
  • pstree
  • ps -list
  • ps -l
  • pstree -list
What is one of the primary differences between su and sudo?
1. sudo requires the current user's password, and su requires the password of the target user to which you are switching.

2. sudo remembers the password indefinitely.

3. sudo requires the root password, while su requires the current user password.

4. The two are interchangeable.
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You need to create a folder named spreadsheets in the users Documents folder. Your PWD is /home/username. What command would you use?
  • mkdir Documents/spreadsheets
  • mkdir /Documents/spreadsheets
  • md Documents/spreadsheets
  • nd Documents/spreadsheets
In addition to loading the operating system (OS), what other purpose might a boot loader serve?
  • provide a multi-OS boot environment
  • prevent booting to an alternate media
  • allow the system to boot without a Master Boot Record
  • allow booting to an alternate media
What command displays a live view of processes and their priorities?
  • top
  • pslist
  • get-process
  • kill
What statement is most accurate of "running a live image of Linux on your computer"?
1. Running a locally installed Linux image on your system

2. Running a live image off of a USB or optical drive without modifying your local system

3. Creating a multi-boot configuration on your system with multiple OS's installed

4. Running Linux on a virtual hard disk within a hypervisor
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