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Linux Quiz 1a covering whereis, ls, alias, man, nano, and...

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Video and quiz by Paul Alan Davis, CFA, November 27, 2016
Updated: August 1, 2017

Linux Command Line Quiz | 1a


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How do you find the manual page for the shell built-in called cd?

$ man bash


How do you edit and save an alias across sessions?

$ nano ~/.bashrc


How do you show the current working directory?

$ pwd


How do you list all aliases present in the current session?

$ alias


How do you list shell built-in commands?

$ bash -c help


How do you find who you are logged in as?

$ whoami


How do you display the PATH variable?

$ echo $PATH


How do you stop multi-line input entered using the cat command?

$ Ctrl-c


How do you change to the root directory?

$ cd /


How do you locate the manual page for the touch command?

$ whereis -m touch


How do you access reference material for the cat command?

$ man cat


How do you wipe the terminal clean and start a fresh screen?

$ clear


How do you access a one-line summary of bash?

$ whatis bash


How do you edit and save an alias across sessions?

$ nano ~/.bashrc


How do you stop a process using a shortcut?

$ Ctrl-c


How do you show files in one column?

$ ls -1


How do you open file1.txt for editing using a basic editor?

$ nano file1.txt


How do you access reference material for a shell built-in?

$ man bash


How do you find help on whereis if not using --help?

$ whereis -h


How do you show tomorrow's date without the time?

$ date --date="tomorrow" +%D


How do you logout and close the terminal using a shortcut?

$ ls -1


How do you display Hello World on two lines?

$ echo -e "Hello\nWorld"


How do you use the default pager for man pages to view file1.txt?

$ less file1.txt


How do you create a new empty file called file1.txt?

$ touch file1.txt


How do you find version info on the whatis command?

$ whatis --version

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