Here are three tools you probably already know, if you’ve spent any time at the terminal since picking up Linux:
All three come from coreutils, and I’m betting they’re installed on your system.
And in the interest of … being interesting, let’s turn this around and you give the answers.
- Show the amount of disk space that’s free, in units that are easily readable by (normal) human beings. Bonus: Show only one type of filesystem.
- Create an image of a floppy disc. 🙂 Bonus: Show the results on-screen … in hex. 😈
- Show the size of folders in the /etc directory, in numbers that are easy to read, and include a total for the entire directory. Bonus: Show only the top ten, sorted highest to lowest, but no total.
You’re allowed to use external programs to finish the bonuses. 🙂
Like I said, you probably already know these tools and even if you can’t come up with answers on your own, you have the entire Intarnets at your disposal. Consider it an open-book test. 😉