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The Bash online test assesses candidates' knowledge of programming Bash scripts for a Linux environment.

It's an ideal test for pre-employment screening. A good Bash developer needs to be able not only to solve problems using Bash as the programming language but also be familiar with Bash language constructs and commonly available utilities in Linux systems.

This online test requires candidates to solve coding problems in Bash.

Sample public questions

Easy
3 min
mca
Public
Bash
Environmental Variable

The PATH variable is set in /etc/environment: 

PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games"

And updated in .bash_profile:

export PATH=/usr/temp:$PATH:/usr/local/apps

Select the statements are correct.

Easy
5 min
mca
Public
Bash
Conditions

Select the statements about the output of the following script that are correct.

#!/bin/bash
value=$1
if [ $value -eq 100 ]
then
    echo "value is eq 100"
elif [ $value -gt 100 ]
then
    echo "value is gt 100"
else
    case $value in
    [1-3]*) echo "value is between 1 and 39 (inclusive)" ;;
    [4-5]*) echo "value is between 40 and 59 (inclusive)" ;;
    9[1-8]) echo "value is between 91 and 98 (inclusive)" ;;
    99) echo "value is $value" ;;
    *) echo "value is unknown" ;;
    esac
fi

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Skills and topics tested

  • Bash
  • Conditions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Iteration
  • File
  • Symbolic Links
  • Environmental Variable
  • File System
  • Searching
  • Unix Pipelines
  • Compression
  • Processes
  • Strings

For job roles

  • Bash Developer
  • System Administrator (Sysadmin)

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