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What service is used to log on to a Linux/UNIX domain?
Network Information Service (NIS)
What command is used to create links?
ln
How can the value of a variable be used as part of a larger word?
part-of-word{variablename}rest-of-word
What is the syntax for the link command?
ln target [linkname]
What should be done first if a package does not run successfully after installation?
verify that libc is the correct version
Do a hard link and its target share an inode?
yes
Does a soft link and its target share an inode?
no
What are the two valid locations for the bootstrap loader?
MBR and the 1st sector of the boot partition
What are back quotes used for?
running a command and replacing the command with the output of the command
How is the output of a command appended to a file?
command >> file
What are the two valid locations for the bootstrap loader?
MBR and the 1st sector of the boot partition
In what order does the shell evaluate arguments?
left to right
Why can't LILO boot NT and 2000 OS's?
they use the NTFS filesystem, which LILO can't access
What standard governs IDE hard drives?
ATA
What directory acts as the "garbage bin"?
/dev/null
What directory acts as the "garbage bin"?
/dev/null
At what point does a Linux installation typically prompt for a language to be used?
immediately before the EULA
What command is used to view the shell environment?
set
What does the ifconfig command show?
current settings for each network interface
What syntax is used to assign a value to a variable name?
VARIABLENAME=value
What command will remove a variable from the current environment?
unset
What IRQ is the keyboard usually set to?
1
What command is used to evaluate expressions?
expr
What is the difference between slocate and find?
slocate searches a database; find searches a drive
What is the difference between slocate and find?
slocate searches a database; find searches a drive
What are the two drawbacks of expr?
can't handle decimal points; each use requires a seperate process
What bit size does MD5 use?
128-bit
What does shadowing do?
moves passwords to /etc/shadow
What service is used to log on to a Linux/UNIX domain?
Network Information Service (NIS)