Unix 08

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

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In this challenge, you will start by logging in with the credentials `pentesterlab` for both the username and password. Unlike previous challenges where all users had their home directories in `/home`, this exercise involves identifying a user whose home directory is located elsewhere. This scenario is common for service accounts and certain system configurations.

To find the user with a home directory outside of `/home`, you will need to inspect the `/etc/passwd` file. This file contains various fields for each user, including their home directory. Once you locate the user with the atypical home directory, you should use methods previously covered to find the key within that directory, such as examining history or rc files.

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