Here are some examples of Shell Scripting interview questions and also shell scripting tips that may help you when you write shell scripts
How will you save the output of the TOP command in a file?
Use Top in batch mode
top -b -n1 > filename.txt
The -b option is for batch mode and the -n option is for the number of iterations in this case 1.
You can use the -d to option to to specify the time between two iterations
top -b -n1 -d10 > filename.txt
The delay is 10 seconds
How to print the nth line of a file?
ls -l | sed -n 2p
will print the second line
ls -l | sed -n 2,3p
will print second and 3rd line
ls -l | sed -n -e '2,4p;20,30p'
can be used for several ranges.
How will you print n lines before and after a string matched by grep?
grep -A 4 -B4 string filename
“-A” will print after the string
“-B” will print before the string.
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