Introduction to Linux II Chapter 8 Exam Answer 2016

1. The daemon associated with the cron utility is called the ___________ daemon.

  • cdaemon
  • crondaemon
  • crond
  • cron

2. The crontab command can be used to:

  • Create crontab files
  • Remove crontab files
  • List crontab files
  • All choices are valid

3. System crontabs are generally found in which of the following directories?

  • /root; /etc
  • /var/spool/cron; /etc/cron.d
  • /etc; /bin
  • /var/spool/cron.d; /etc/cron

4. All commands that are run from system crontabs require root privileges.. True or False?

  • True
  • False

5. Commands specified in a crontab file will run only if the root user is logged in.. True or False?

  • True
  • False

6. In the time fields of a crontab file entry, a _________is used to denote a range of values.

  • ( )
  • [ ]
  • /

7. The crontab keyword @reboot implies that the job runs:

  • Once, at startup
  • Once a day
  • Every time a user logs in
  • Each time the crond daemon starts

8. The system administrator wants to create a crontab entry to perform daily backups. Which of the following keywords should be used?

  • @today
  • @daily
  • @backup
  • Cannot be done

9. The system administrator wants to check the status of a database every hour. Which of the following crontab entries will ensure that the script runs every hour (on the hour) from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday?

  • 00 08-17 * * 1-5 /home/appuser/bin/check-db-status
  • 00 08-05 * * 1-5 /home/appuser/bin/check-db-status
  • 00 08-17 * * 00 /home/appuser/bin/check-db-status
  • 00 08-17 * * 5 /home/appuser/bin/check-db-status

10. Which of the following commands can be used to view the current contents of a crontab file?

  • crontab –l
  • crontab –p
  • crontab –r
  • crontab –v

11. Which of the following commands can be used to remove all the crontab entries?

  • crontab –r
  • crontab –v
  • crontab –l
  • crontab –p

12. Refer to following cron job entry:. 0 9-18 * * * /home/joe/bin/check-db-status. The job…

  • Executes check-db-status on all days between 9 AM and 6 PM
  • Executes check-db-status Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 6 PM
  • Executes check-db-status at every hour on all days
  • Executes check-db-status at every hour on Monday to Friday

13. How would you schedule a cron job to run every second?

  • By using the keyphrase @second
  • Create 60 jobs which run every minute
  • Using a cron job, it is not possible to schedule a job which runs every second
  • By putting an entry similar to * * * * * <job>

14. A Linux server, configured for the UTC time zone, is accessed by users from other time zones. The cron jobs scheduled on the server will run:

  • As per the time zone of location where the server is kept
  • As per the time zone of respective users
  • As per UTC time zone
  • As per the TZ environment variable setting in the crontab file

15. The crond daemon can be restarted using the command /etc/init.d/crond restart

  • False
  • True

16. The system administrator wants to allow certain users to access the crontab command but not others. This can be done by:

  • Add account name(s) to have access in the system crontab file
  • Selective access is not possible
  • Granting them root privileges
  • Managing entries in cron.allow and cron.deny files

17. A Linux system has entries in both the cron.allow and cron.deny files. Which users, other than root, will have access to the crontab command?

  • Users specified in cron.allow have access to crontab; cron.deny will be ignored
  • Only root will have access to crontab
  • All users except those specified in the cron.deny file will have access to crontab
  • Users specified in cron.allow but not included in cron.deny will have access to crontab

18. Only 5 out of 100 Linux users in ABCajun Corp need access to crontab. The administrator should:

  • Create cron.deny and add all the users in the file
  • Create cron.allow and add those five users to the file
  • Create cron.deny and add those five users in the file
  • Create both cron.allow and cron.deny files. Add five users in cron.allow and remaining ninety five in cron.deny

19. A Linux server may not be powered-on all the time. Which of the following options is most suitable to run scheduled jobs on this server?

  • anacron
  • cron
  • cron.allow
  • cron jobs with only daily jobs

20. What does the delay field in an anacrontab entry signify?

  • The command should wait for a specified number of minutes after running the previous command
  • The command should delay the processing by a specified number of minutes
  • The command should wait for a specified number of seconds after the machine starts
  • The command should wait for a specified number of minutes after the machine starts

21. To force a job to be run irrespective of its timestamp, the anacron command can be used with which of the following options?

  • –n
  • –f
  • –s
  • –u

22. The cron scheduler should be used if the jobs are to be run at a particular hour and minute.. True or False?

  • True
  • False

23. A one-time job needs to be scheduled for a specific time. Which of the following commands is most suitable for the task?

  • at
  • anacron
  • cron
  • batch

24. Pam wants to schedule a one-time task using the at command and receive an email once it is complete. Which of the following at command options should she use?

  • –m
  • –f
  • –v
  • –x

25. After executing the atq command, the following jobs are displayed:

2 2014-11-22 22:00 a test_user

3 2014-11-22 20:00 a root

4 2014-11-22 22:45 a oracle_dba

Which of the following commands will delete job #2?

  • atrm test_user
  • test_user should manually delete the entry
  • atrm 2
  • at -r 2

26. The at.allow and at.deny files can be used to control access to:

  • at and batch commands
  • anacron
  • at command only
  • All programs used for scheduling

27. Rob has to schedule a job to accomplish a one-time task. He wants to run the job during off-peak hours only. Which of the following is most suitable to schedule this task?

  • cron
  • at
  • batch
  • anacron

28. batch commands are executed only when the system’s load average drops below which of the following by default?

  • 1.0
  • 0.5
  • 0.8
  • 0.2

29. The default value for load average for running the batch command can be changed using which of the following commands?

  • atd –o
  • atd –l
  • atd –n
  • It cannot be changed
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