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Linux Bash Online Test

About the test:

The Online Linux Bash Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Covered skills:

  • Environmental Variables
  • Awk
  • Arguments
  • Subshells
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Linux Bash Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Linux Bash Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Linux Bash Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Linux Bash Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Linux Bash Developer roles:

  • Extensive familiarity with Bash programming in a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Expertise in Shell commands on the UNIX/Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Understanding of automating everyday operations with Bash script
  • Understanding of Windows PowerShell scripts
  • Experience with DevOps technologies such as Octopus, JIRA, TFS, GitHub, and others
  • Knowledge of software instals, updates, upgrades, and patching
  • In-depth knowledge of software management and automation procedures such as software distribution and startup
  • Working familiarity with Windows PowerShell, as well as a fundamental understanding of OS commands
  • Knowledge of digital collaboration technologies such as Microsoft Teams, Client ALM, and OneDrive
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office programmes such as Powerpoint, Excel, MS Word, MS Visio, and MS Project plan

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for Linux Bash Developer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Linux Bash Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

No trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Online Linux Bash Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries


With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Online Linux Bash Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Online Linux Bash Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

About Linux Bash Developer Roles

The Linux Bash is often referred to as the 'Bourne-again Shell.' It's a command-line interpreter for Linux-based systems. It's a substitute for the Bourne shell (sh). Brian Fox wrote it, and it was created as part of the GNU Project. Bash is now the default user shell in the majority of Linux systems.

Typical Linux Bash Developer responsibilities include:

  • Create, deploy, test, and validate your Bash scripts
  • Locate and resolve issues, as well as provide and apply configuration modifications
  • Troubleshoot issues with process execution
  • Collaborate with other members on any fixes and the maintenance and adjustment of current automated solutions
  • Work with project owners and stakeholders to determine the requirements for additional automation tasks.
  • Assist in discovering possible pain areas such as database connectivity issues, file system failures, and so on

What roles can I use the Online Linux Bash Test for?

  • Linux Bash Developer
  • Bash Programmer

What topics are covered in the Linux Bash Online Test?

Shell Scripting
Bash Script
System Variables
User-Defined Variable
Declare Variables
Delete Variables
Combining Strings
Weakly Typed Language
Array Variable
Conditional Statements
Arithmetic Operations
Break Statements
Continue Statements

Internal Field Separator

Command Sequence
Zombie Processes
Boot Block
Super Block
Inode Block
Shebang Line
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

reduction in screening time


Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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