Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file called  located in the home directory

Commands you may need to solve this level

ls, cd, cat, file, du, find

Helpful Reading Material

Level 2 seems to be the exact same process as level 1 but instead of ‘readme’ it’s ‘-‘. Let’s try viewing everything in the directory with the ‘ls’ command.

bandit1@bandit:~$ ls

Yep! The file named ‘-‘ is the only one in the directory. Now I’ll try opening it with ‘cat’.

bandit1@bandit:~$ cat -

It doesn’t work. If I press the Enter key, it will keep line breaking. Ok, Ctrl-C to end that command. Time to investigate how to open a file with a hyphen in the name. Using the recommended reading on the instructions page, I’ve found that typing the file path will help.

bandit1@bandit:~$ cat ./-

Tada! Don’t forget to logout!

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