Linux admin interview questions

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  1. Sadashivamurthy M says:

    Hello Guys,

    I made a few collection of linux interview q & a’s here :
    I hope this helps.

    Editors note: Mind post these questions here?

  2. Kevin Kelley says:

    Please send the answers to my email address. I have an interview in a couple of days. Thanks so much!

  3. chandu says:

    hi can u plz send me the answers plzzzz

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  4. rajsandeep says:

    can u please send me answers nice questions….

  5. Hi can you please forword all answer on my mail id as soon as possible

  6. rajesh says:

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  7. Arif.S says:

    Please email the answers of this questions….It would be very helpful…

  8. Hema says:

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  9. vipin jagwan says:

    please sand me answer all question

  10. send me the answer of all above question

  11. shital says:

    plz send me the answer

  12. Lalit Yadav says:

    This is a combination of very good questions. Please send me answers.

  13. Linux says:

    . How do you take a single line of input from the user in a shell script?
    2. Write a script to convert all DOS style backslashes to UNIX style slashes in a list of files.
    3. Write a regular expression (or sed script) to replace all occurrences of the letter ‘f’, followed by any number of characters, followed by the letter ‘a’, followed by one or more numeric characters, followed by the letter ‘n’, and replace what’s found with the string “UNIX”.
    4. Write a script to list all the differences between two directories.
    5. Write a program in any language you choose, to reverse a file.
    6. What are the fields of the password file?
    7. What does a plus at the beginning of a line in the password file signify?
    8. Using the man pages, find the correct ioctl to send console output to an arbitrary pty.
    9. What is an MX record?
    10. What is the prom command on a Sun that shows the SCSI devices?
    11. What is the factory default SCSI target for /dev/sd0?
    12. Where is that value controlled?
    13. What happens to a child process that dies and has no parent process to wait for it and what’s bad about this?
    14. What’s wrong with sendmail? What would you fix?
    15. What command do you run to check file system consistency?
    16. What’s wrong with running shutdown on a network?
    17. What can be wrong with setuid scripts?
    18. What value does spawn return?

  14. kumara says:

    hey can you send me the answer to my mail id huh…..
    And also send some some more interview question along wit answer


  15. please send the answers to my mail id.. questions are good..

  16. Hasi says:

    Can u forward the answers to my mail -id.

  17. Kannan says:


    Please send the answers to my mail id thanks.

  18. vikas Nagpal says:


    This is very good questions for interview so can you please send me the answers for that question as early as possiblem.

    Thanks and Regards
    Vikas Nagpal

  19. nagarjuna says:

    plz send me that answers & also job sites

    thank U


  20. neha says:

    Questions are nice. but please can anyone send the exact answers of all these questions?

  21. Aijaz Ahmed says:


    please i need answers for these questions because some are linux and scripting questions

  22. Asad says:

    following are some linux administration questions, I need answer please send me.


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