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    I haven't done Linux scripting or any network configurations for a very long time (last time I did was in 2008, and I did just some very minor Linux scripting in 2010); I couldn't answer some of the interviewer's questions since those Linux scripts and tasks that I did before was so long ago, and my current line of work don't require them, at all. Thus I haven't practised them as a core work since 2008-2009.

    The job doesn't necessarily require me to know Linux, but sooner or later I will need to use them; I don't have a problem relearning Linux scripting but it's just that during the interview, I wasn't able to answer some of the Linux questions posed. Ironically, I know them but I wasn't able to explain them much since I haven't done them for a long time; I actually mentioned this to the interviewers.

    Now, in your opinion, is this necessarily bad? I was able to answer some of the questions, but I was honest to them that I haven't done any Linux scripting for some time and they seemed to be 'OK' with it, but I'm not entirely sure if this is true. The actual job requires some other set of core skills which I have and I was able to ace them

    Another question is, do you think it's OK if a candidate couldn't answer or recall some of the scripts (or the technology) they haven't done/practised for some 3-5 years ago? They are familiar with it but since they haven't practised them much, they may need to relearn a few things. I do list some of the things I did 3-5 years ago but that does not mean I practise them or if they are actually relevant to the job (I listed them for the sake of notifying that I did them some time ago)

    Any view is much appreciated.
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    Anything you write on your CV is fair game.

    It's like saying "Hey, I know some decent stuff about X, go on, ask me something!" and when you can't deliver it's going to be a little concerning.
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    (Original post by Push_More_Button)
    Anything you write on your CV is fair game.

    It's like saying "Hey, I know some decent stuff about X, go on, ask me something!" and when you can't deliver it's going to be a little concerning.
    That is true; but it has been for awhile though since one has done those things, so to explain them in detail may be a bit of a struggle?
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