UNIX Interview Questions

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Alongside career aspirations and personal questions, interviews for UNIX jobs are likely to throw technical challenges your way too.

To help you prepare for these technical questions, here is a list of some frequently asked UNIX interview questions. (You can find a link to the answers at the bottom)

  1. What is the major advantage of a hash table?
  2. What are the techniques that you use to handle the collisions in hash tables?
  3. In Unix OS, what is the file server?
  4. What is NFS? What is its job?
  5. What is CVS? List some useful CVS commands.
  6. What is the main advantage of creating links to a file instead of copies of the file?
  7. Write a command to find all of the files which have been accessed within the last 30 days.
  8. How many prompts are available in a UNIX system?
  9. Explain the UNIX Kernel.
  10. How do you reverse a string in unix?
  11. How do you remove the last line/ trailer from a file in UNIX script?
  12. How do you remove certain lines from a file in UNIX?

Click here for the answers.

Remember that by answering UNIX interview questions concisely and precisely you can come across as confident and knowledgeable.

For more advice on perfecting your interview technique, we've partnered up with CV Knowhow who offer interview coaching so click here to find out more.

Good luck!

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