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Het Linux Professional Institute is een Canadese organisatie die zich bezig houdt met het certifiëren van Linux Systeem beheerders.

Dit LPI examen dat zowel in Nederland als in België kan afgelegd worden benaderd het meest een officieel Linux examen.
In dit document staat een lijst met vragen zoals men die zou kunnen tegen komen op dit examen, het zijn niet de examen vragen zelf.

1 Which command should be used to set the system clock ?
  1. time 07311432
  2. date 31071432
  3. date
  4. date 07311432
2 The command setserial -g /dev/ttyS1 ?
  1. Configures the serial port on COM2
  2. Prints the serial port configuration for COM1
  3. Configures the serial port on COM1
  4. Prints the serial port configuration for COM2
3 How do you see the difference between packages in the Red Hat and packages in the Debian package format ?
  1. The utility will tell you on execution of the package
  2. You can see if by means of the extension
  3. By invoking the -p option to query the package
  4. By looking at the package information file
4 How can all file systems be checked ?
  1. fsck
  2. fsck --all
  3. fsck -A
  4. fsck -a
5 Where does fsck attempt to restore files if a corresponding directory entry has been corrupted ?
  1. /tmp
  2. lost+found
  3. In the corresponding directory
  4. /var
6 Which of the following cannot be used to find a file on the disk ?
  1. find
  2. locate
  3. whatis
  4. which
7 Which command is used to format a partition ?
  1. format
  2. mkfs
  3. fdisk
  4. createfs
8 How can you find all files that have not been accessed in de last 21 days ?
  1. find / -atime +15
  2. find / -atime -15
  3. find / -mtime +15
  4. find / -mtime -15
9 Which environment variable van be used to specify directories to be searched for man pages ?
  1. PATH
  2. MANPAGES
  3. MANSECT
  4. MANPATH
10 Which device represents the first IDE disk on the first IDE controller ?
  1. /dev/hd0
  2. /dev/hda
  3. /dev/ide0
  4. /dev/hda1
11 What is the dmesg utility for ?
  1. View boot messsages
  2. Send messages across the network
  3. Messages about failed daemons
  4. View all error messages generated by programs
12 Which internet protocol provides echo request and echo reply queries ?
  1. FTP
  2. IP
  3. ICMP
  4. IGMP
  5. ARP
13 What is the name of the SUSE setup tool ?
  1. LinuxConf
  2. SUSEconf
  3. SAX
  4. YaST
14 What is the easiest way to install software using RPM ?
  1. rpm -install rpm-name.rpm
  2. rpm -I rpm-name.rpm
  3. rpm -q rpm-name.rpm
  4. rpm -i rpm-name.rpm
15 The command hostname ?
  1. Is used to print the hostname
  2. Is used to set the hostname
  3. Is used to set the Fully Qualified Domain and host name
  4. Is used to print the Fully Qualified Domain and host name
16 Which of the following is not a stage in the installation proces ?
  1. Configure a boot loader
  2. Create partitions
  3. Make file systems
  4. Configure applications
17 Where can error messages be looked at during installation ?
  1. at the console
  2. in the error log
  3. cannot be seen
  4. at some virtual console
18 The file /etc/sevices maps ?
  1. Hostnames to IP addresses
  2. RPC ports to services
  3. Service names to port numbers
  4. Service names to IP addresses
19 Which file is used to configure a window manager ?
  1. windowmanager
  2. xinitrc
  3. Xservers
  4. system.wmrc
  5. none of these
20 Which of the following is the best way to configure the X server ?
  1. During installation with the installation routine
  2. By editing XF86Config
  3. With xf86config
  4. With sax
  5. with XF86Setup
21 Which loop command tests for conditions to be true before commands in the loop are executed ?
  1. until
  2. for
  3. while
  4. case
22 What is the pr command used for ?
  1. Filter content
  2. Add information to a print job
  3. Append to the printer database
  4. Format text
23 The expr command is used to:
  1. Concatenare strings together
  2. Export a variable
  3. Perform calculations on shell variables
  4. Configure a prompt
24 Which are not commands to submit print requests to printers ?
  1. lp
  2. print
  3. lpd
  4. lpr
25 How many positional parameters can be used in the shell ?
  1. 2
  2. 9
  3. 10
  4. 25
26 What does the route command do ?
  1. Routes packages based on some routing protocol
  2. Routes packages based on an administrator provided routing table
  3. Displays the routing table
  4. Modifies the routing table
27 Which parameters specifies all arguments given with a command ?
  1. $*
  2. $@
  3. $$
  4. $1
28 Which command exits a shell script ?
  1. break
  2. exit
  3. done
  4. quit
29 Which of the following is / are text based tools ?
  1. linuxconf
  2. sax
  3. ifconfig
  4. yast
30 Which of the following is not a valid UNIX shell ? (More than one answer possible)
  1. Bash
  2. C-shell
  3. Korne shell
  4. Z-shell
31 Which is the common runlevel to shutdown the system ?
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 5
  4. 6
32 Which of the following is not used in user authentication ?
  1. /etc/shadow
  2. PAM
  3. login.defs
  4. /etc/group
33 Which of the following is not used to change the owner of a file ?
  1. chuser
  2. chmod
  3. chown
  4. passwd
34 Which command can be used to add en new group ?
  1. chgrp
  2. newgrp
  3. addgroup
  4. gpasswd
35 What does the cron command enable you to do ?
  1. Schedule a job to run once
  2. Schedule a job to run at regular intervals
  3. Schedule a job to run at user login
  4. Create users
36 Which of the following can be used to configure printers ?
  1. printtool
  2. yast
  3. printconfig
  4. print.conf
37 Which file should be used to share a printer on the network?
  1. /etc/printcap
  2. /etc/print.conf
  3. /etc/hosts.allow
  4. /etc/hosts.lpd
38 Which of the following commands provides a real-time overview of process-activity ?
  1. pstree
  2. ps
  3. init
  4. top
39 Which of the following is a developer kernel ?
  1. 0.9.9
  2. 2.4.6
  3. 2.5.1
  4. 1.6.29
40 What is loaded immediately after the kernel is loaded ?
  1. networkservices
  2. lilo
  3. a file system
  4. init
41 Which is the configuration file for the syslog daemon ?
  1. /var/log/messages
  2. /etc/syslogd.conf
  3. /etc/syslog.conf
  4. /var/syslogd.conf
42 Which of the following is not a valid signal that can be used with the kill-command ?
  1. -KILL
  2. -INT
  3. -HUP
  4. -STOP
43 Which is the following should be used to check your file system ?
  1. chkdsk
  2. fdisk
  3. format
  4. fsck
44 Which of the following is not a valid file system that can be used in Linux ?
  1. DOS
  2. minix
  3. ext3
  4. iso9660
45 Which of the following can be handled with a package manager ?
  1. .rpm
  2. .zip
  3. .tgz
  4. deb
  5. tar
46 What is Amanda ?
  1. An application to check for correct data
  2. A software backup system
  3. A shell script that checks for new hardware
  4. A boot configuration file
47 What is the ifconfig parameter 'down' used for ?
  1. Bring down the system
  2. Bring down the network
  3. Bring down a network interface
  4. Not to use an network interface card
48 Which of the following is the best way to immediately kill a process ?
  1. killall blah
  2. kill blah
  3. kill -9 blah
  4. kil -16 blah
49 The cat command is short for ?
  1. Categorize
  2. Concatenate
  3. Ctrl-C
  4. Configure
50 System logs are generated by which daemon ?
  1. syslogd
  2. ppd
  3. httpd
  4. varlogd
51 Where is the table kept that tracks all mounted volumes ?
  1. /etc/mount
  2. /etc/mtab
  3. /etc/fstab
  4. /etc/fsmount
52 What is one thing the commands 'less' and 'man' have in common ?
  1. Both are based on the editor emacs
  2. Both are based on the vi-editor
  3. Both display ASCII text
  4. Both can be used to edit ASCII files
53 What are two types of logs installed by default in Linux ?
  1. Event logs
  2. Security logs
  3. Application logs
  4. System logs
  5. Warning logs
54 Which directory holds all files necessary for system startup ?
  1. /dev
  2. /sbin
  3. /boot
  4. /etc
55 Which command can be used to analyze the structure of the file system ?
  1. filesys
  2. fsck
  3. dir
  4. disk
56 What is the name of the Debian Package Management System ?
  1. Debbie
  2. dbpms
  3. debpms
  4. dpkg
57 Which directory is the homedirectory for the user root ?
  1. /
  2. /home/root
  3. /root
  4. /sbin
58 Which of the following is not a standaard Linux installation class ?
  1. custom
  2. workstation
  3. standard
  4. server
59 Which of the following can be used for access of drives across a network ?
  1. ls
  2. smb
  3. nfs
  4. fdisk
60 Which tar option lists the contents of an archive ?
  1. t
  2. f
  3. v
  4. c
61 Which of the following is not a window manager ?
  1. ice
  2. twm
  3. fvwm3
  4. enligthement
62 Which of the following are in /etc/shadow ?
  1. The users UID
  2. The users GID
  3. The users name
  4. The users encrypted password
63 Which of the following is not an option that can be used in the fdisk main menu ?
  1. a
  2. c
  3. s
  4. r
64 Which of the following can be used to unextract and install a tarball ?
  1. make tarball
  2. tar zxvf tarball
  3. install tarball
  4. gunzip tarball
65 Which of the following can be used to provide a graphical login ?
  1. ldm
  2. xdm
  3. gdm
  4. wdm
  5. kdm
66 What command can be used to load a kernel module and all its dependencies ?
  1. depmod
  2. insmod
  3. lsmod
  4. modprobe
67 Which command can be used to display environmental variables ?
  1. display
  2. set
  3. env
  4. path
68 Which of the following can be used to move data ?
  1. ftp
  2. rcp
  3. mov
  4. batch
69 What is the function of the head command ?
  1. Provide a header for a print job
  2. Provide headers in text documents
  3. Display the first 10 files in a directory
  4. Display the first lines of a text file
70 Which command can be used to make a remote connection to a host ?
  1. http
  2. rlogin
  3. rcp
  4. netstat
71 Which command can be used to transpose a parameter on the command line ?
  1. shift
  2. transpose
  3. alter
  4. move
72 Which of the following can be used in the shell equivalent of the test command ?
  1. <
  2. {
  3. (
  4. [
73 Which command stops all processing activity in the shell ?
  1. exit
  2. halt
  3. stop
  4. killall
74 Which of the following can be used to modify the kernel ?
  1. make config
  2. make menuconfig
  3. make kernel
  4. make xconfig
  5. make oldconfig
75 The modinfo command provides information on which of the following ?
  1. module author
  2. module description
  3. module version number
  4. parameters the module accepts
76 Which of the following can be used to make a group owner of a directory ?
  1. chown
  2. newgrp
  3. chgrp
  4. grpdir
77 Which of the following are not valid options of useradd ?
  1. -p
  2. -g
  3. -D
  4. -s
  5. -z
78 Which command can be used to get jobs out of a printer queue ?
  1. lpmod
  2. lpq
  3. lprm
  4. lpstat
79 Which command can be used to remove users from the system ?
  1. passwd
  2. userdel
  3. usermod
  4. useradd
80 Which command would you use in conjunction with lpc to bring down a printer ?
  1. topq
  2. abort
  3. holdall
  4. down
81 Which of the following is true for a users primary group ?
  1. It must be specified in /etc/passwd
  2. The user must be specified as a member in /etc/group
  3. The user can activate it by means of the chgrp command
  4. The user can manipulate it with the newgrp command


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