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jlcrosby 05-04-2013 11:14 PM

New to fedora. Have questions.
I got a book from my neighbor and I am trying to learn fedora. There are a few questions in the book and I have answers to most of them and a few that I am stumped on.

1. What file did this line come from? mailnull:x:47:47::/var/spool/sbin/nologin - sbin?

2. If you didn't know what directory the file wtmp is in, what command would you use to locate it?

3. You want to make and EXACT copy of a file called phil.txt and name it to bob.txt-- you could use the cp command. but there is another we use that will do it. Write the command to accomplish that copy. Be sure to put spaces on each side of each object in the command.

4. How many processes do YOU own in the shell you are in? 40

5. Tell me how many lines are in a file .bashrc in your home directory? If you do not have it, any bash files will do. Your answer should be in the form: 3 lines, found with the command xxxxxxxxxx where you will give the number of lines, and the command of how you found it.

John VV 05-04-2013 11:34 PM

What book ?
This sounds a lot like homework .

EDDY1 05-05-2013 12:48 AM

Definately homework, the way the questions are presented.

EDDY1 05-05-2013 12:55 AM

Googling for this returns a good answer, you find it but homework is not really what we do.

what is mailnull:x:47:47::/var/spool/sbin/nologin - sbin
If you need help you can get it but you must atleast try.

John VV 05-05-2013 01:06 AM

homework or not

I do tend to read textbooks
so those questions can be confused with
-- pardon this -- "a lazy student"

this might be really a question

can you provide the title and the ISBN .Then the chapter and page NO.#

as in some clarification is NEEDED !

computergirl121 05-05-2013 01:23 AM

LOL this is addressed in the Linux book of certification. Not the exact wording but it is close. Are these answers next to your questions? Did you need to know if you answered them right?

jlcrosby 05-05-2013 02:38 PM

Yes, the answers are by the questions. I didnt need the questions answered, just needed to know id they are right. I am not enrolled in school. If that were the case I could ask an instructor or a class forum. I am doing this on my own as a personal challenge to myself.

unSpawn 05-05-2013 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by jlcrosby (Post 4945493)
I didnt need the questions answered, just needed to know id they are right.

...and that's why you posted those question but not the listed answers, and neither did you answer them yourself here, so what's actually left for us to check?

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