Bandit Level 5
The password for the next level is stored in a file somewhere under the inhere directory and has all of the following properties: - human-readable - 1033 bytes in size - not executable
Commands you may need to solve this level
ls, cd, cat, file, du, find
Helpful Reading Material
cd-ed into the
inhere directory to find numerous other directories within it. I looped through all the directories and searched for files of size
for x in `find . -type d -print`; do find $x -size 1033c -print; done
This gave me
Getting two exact same outputs was eerie. After some investigation I found out that
find command is recursive and checks inside subdirectories on its own. Hence our loop was unecessary.
Thus a simple
find inhere -size 1033c -print in the home directory would have done the job.
cat ~/inhere/maybeinhere07/.file2 gives the password.
Level 6 password:
Bandit Level 4