Unix 02

This exercise is one of our challenges to help you learn more about Unix/Linux

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Unix Badge


This challenge is part of the Unix Badge series and revolves around accessing a file named `key.txt` located in the home directory of the user "victim." While you can navigate to the directory, you won't be able to list its contents using the `ls` command due to restricted permissions. However, you can still read the file using the `cat` command. This exercise highlights the distinction between directory listing permissions and file access permissions, a crucial concept in Unix-based systems.

Understanding this difference is essential for both assessing and securing systems, as it demonstrates that even if a directory's contents cannot be listed, files within it can still be accessed if their names are known. This underscores the importance of carefully setting permissions to protect sensitive information effectively.

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