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Linux Interview Questions

Linux Interview Questions

Interviews for IT jobs including Linux jobs often include challenges far beyond the usual questions regarding career aspirations.

IT interviews often consist of brainteasers, riddles and practical questions designed to measure your logic, reasoning, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. The objective for the interviewer is not only to assess your technical knowledge, but also your communication skills and suitability (culturally) for the company.

Here are some example Linux job interview questions to help you to prepare yourself (answers can be found at the bottom of the page):

Linux interview questions

  1. Explain the difference between a static library and a dynamic library?
  2. How do you create a static library?
  3. Where should the developed libraries be installed on the system?
  4. What is LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
  5. How do you create a shared library?
  6. How do you install a shared library?
  7. What does ldd do?
  8. How do you dynamically load a library in your app?
  9. What does nm command do?

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It is important at Linux job interviews to be specific when answering questions. Concise qualitative answers demonstrate confidence and knowledge.

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Good Luck!