Unix Shell Scripting MCQs

This section focuses on "Basics" of Shell Progamming in Unix. These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) should be practiced to improve the unix skills required for various interviews (campus interviews, walk-in interviews, company interviews), placements, entrance exams and other competitive examinations.

1. Which of the following is not a type of shell?

A. The C Shell
B. The Korn Shell
C. The Bourne Shell
D. The Perl Shell

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2. Which of the following is true about shell?

A. A Shell provides you with an interface to the Unix system.
B. Shell gathers input from you and executes programs based on that input.
C. Shell is an environment in which we can run our commands, programs, and shell scripts.
D. All of the above

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3. What will be the output of $date?

A. Yesterday date
B. Current date
C. Current date and time
D. Tomarrow date and time

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4. The original Unix shell was written in the mid ________.

A. 1960s
B. 1970s
C. 1980s
D. 1990s

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5. The original Unix shell was written by __________.

A. Stephen R. Bourne
B. Stephen R. Korn
C. Stephen R. C.
D. Stephen Watson

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6. On a UNIX system, there can be ____ shells running simultaneously.

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. Many

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7. The prompt issued by the shell is called ______

A. prompt
B. command translator
C. command prompt
D. command executor

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8. In UNIX there are ___ major types of shells.

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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9. What is the default symbol for command prompt in Bourne shell?

A. !
B. #
C. $
D. @

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10. Which shell is the most common and best to use?

A. Korn shell
B. C shell
C. Bourne shell
D. Bash Shell

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