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Crack the Shell


INR 14,000

Preliminary round has started. Click here to try and crack the shell. Deadline extended till 23rd Feb noon.



Are you a FOSS enthusiast?
Do you love the terminal?
This event is just for you!
Then this is just the event for you. Probably you should be knowing about the Shell, yes you will be. For those without a clue, let's simply say Shell is where all those Linux Commands are typed out.
The Shell is powerful. Powerful enough to do anything. But then, how should 'anything' be defined?
'Crack the Shell' is all about solving simple day to day tasks on your computer through the terminal.


The first round is selective. All other rounds are eliminative. The top teams in each round qualify to the next.


Round 1


Online quiz.

22nd February, 04:00 pm to 23rd February, 11:59am,


Round 2


Hello world!

Questions will be posted on the website. The contestants are expected to solve them and submit them in pdf format to Formula: 0 specifying team name in the mail


Round 3


Survival of the Fittest!!!

Enough of commands and theoretical stuff, now let’s get down to business. We sometimes face some task during our day to day use of Linux. Yes, GUI alternatives exist, but we just love the shell. We expect you to use it and unveil its power. Specifics will be posted after Round 2



  • A team can consist of a maximum of 2 members.
  • A team can consist of participants from different Institutions.
  • Participants will be briefed before they commence
  • No participant can be in more than one team. Being so leads to disqualification of both the teams.
  • Decision of the judges will be binding


Abhinav Kunal

+91 98948 31222




+91 97911 92740



Pranav Gopinath

+91 97878 34230



Manoj Kumar S

+91 99448 72950



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