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Online Linux Bash Test

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Online Linux Bash Test

A Bash script is a plain text file which contains a series of commands. These commands are a mixture of commands we would normally type ourselves on the command line (such as ls or cp for example). Bash is a command processor that typically runs in a text window where the user types command that cause actions. Bash can also read and execute commands from a file, called a shell script.

Online Linux Bash test helps technical recruiters and hiring managers to assess the candidate’s ability to perform complex tasks by writing and implementing programs with Bash scripts. Linux Bash online test is created and validated by experienced industry experts to assess and hire Linux Bash developer as per the industry standards.

Linux Bash aptitude test enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires by evaluating their working skills and job readiness. For this reason, the emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience, rather than theoretical knowledge.

Linux Bash Shell programming test helps to screen the candidates who possess traits as follows:

1.  Excellent knowledge of developing and debugging using BASH

2.  Strong experience in Linux/Unix and scripting in bash

3.  Ability to work on various Linux distributions

4.  Excellent knowledge in Bash and Shell commands

iMocha’s Linux Bash online test has a unique set of questions. You can also create or ask us to create a customized test that includes questions which are specific to your job requirement. iMocha’s powerful reporting feature helps you to analyze section wise performance of candidates in Linux Bash Shell programming test. It will also assist you to gauge his strengths and weaknesses in each section. Moreover, you can always use our candidate ranking tool to screen the best performing candidate amongst others.

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Linux Bash pre-employment test may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blanks, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio/Video Questions, LogicBox ( AI-based Pseudo-Coding Platform), Coding Simulations, True or False Questions, etc.

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  • Linux Bash Developer
  • Bash Programmer
  • System Programmer-Linux
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Environmental Variables







Searching for strings


Bash design

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You have a log file ‘entries.log’ with timestamps included for each log entry. You need a file that includes the log entries without the timestamps using bash noting that this is a sample for the log entry: 2018-01-01 12:56:42 status unpacked dpkg:amd64 1.18.4ubuntu1.3
Which of the following can you use to do this?


  • awk '{ print substr(index($0, ($0,$3)) }' entries.log
  • awk '{ print substr($0, index($0,$3)) }' entries.log
  • awk '{ print substr($0, index($1,$3)) }' entries.log
  • awk '{ print substr($1, index($0,$3)) }' entries.log
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