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Quiz 1 (Linux)
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A Linux text-mode login prompt reads _________
Which of the following is not a function of the Linux kernel?
Creating menus in GUI programs
CentOS is a Linux distribution with a long release cycle. (T/F)
An organization devoted to promoting open source-like principles in fields such as video and audio recordings is the ____________
Users can motivate programmers to work on open source projects by offering a(n) ________________
to whomever completes the project first.
Which philosophy was founded by Richard Stallman in 1985?
The FSF's general principles are summarized by the term _______________, which refers to using copyright laws for purposes that are in some ways contrary to copyright's original intent.
A license created by the FSF and often used for libraries is the
LGPL (Lesser General Public License)
Which is true of Linux distributions as a whole?
Sometimes they may not be copied because of the non-open source software they may contain.
Which of the following is not required for software to be certified as open source?
The license must require that changes be distributed under the same license.
A type of software that's distributed for free but that requires payment on the honor system if a person uses it is called___________________
The ______________ software package is an example of a web server written for the Linux server environment.
Which of the following programs is most likely to be installed and regularly used on a desktop computer that runs Linux?
Evolution (an email program)
What type of multitasking does Linux use?
Preemptive (meaning that the kernel can give CPU time to any process as it sees fit, potentially interrupting (or preempting) other processes.)
Linux uses a(n) ________________ kernel design, as contrasted with a microkernel design.
Which of the following is a Linux desktop environment?
Python is generally implemented as an interpreted language.
You can install and manage various Linux software applications via a(n) ___________ management system.
Which open source software includes various packages such as word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, editor, database, and math formula bar?
LibreOffice (evidently OpenOffice doesn't)
A Linux server that handles the SMB/CIFS protocol normally runs the __________ software.
Which of the following are Linux desktop environments? (Select all that apply.)
In which of the following languages was most of the Linux kernel written?
Which of the following commands provides information about your motherboard's features?
Which of the following options provides an interface between a hardware device and application software?
Device Driver (just read the question here)
Which of the following commands is an improved version of more?
Which of the following directories stores various executable not needed for booting or repairing the Linux system?
What keystroke moves the cursor to the start of the line when typing a command in Bash?
Ctrl + A
Linux documentation in the /usr/share/doc directory tree is almost always in OpenDocument text format. (T/F)
Type logout or ________ to end a text-mode terminal session.
Pressing Alt+F2 in the GUI brings up a text-mode display that you can use to log in to Linux. (T/F)
Each document in an info page is known as a(n) _____________
You can force man to display a man page in a specific section of the manual by preceding the search name with the section number, as in man 5 passwd. (T/F)
Which command displays a short description of system commands for keywords and displays the result on the standard output?
How can you run a program in the background when launching it from a shell? (Select all that apply.)
Launch the program normally, type Ctrl+Z in the shell, and then type bg in the shell.
Append an ampersand (&) to the end of the command line.
Which command displays the location of a command?
Which of the following commands is used to discover the sizes of several dot files in a directory?
You want to copy a file (origfile.txt) to the backups directory, but if a file called origfile.txt exists in the backups directory, you want to go ahead with the copy only if the file in the source location is newer than the one in backups. The command to do this is cp ___________ origfile.txt backups/.
You can create a symbolic link from one low-level filesystem to another. (T/F)
_______________s work by storing the name of the linked-to file in the symbolic link file.
Which of the following directories stores package database information?
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