Command Line Basics: File Manipulation
In this lab, you'll practice command line basics and file manipulation while investigating files from a compromised system. When you're finished, you will have the skills to perform command line file manipulation in a Linux environment.
Terms and conditions apply.
Getting Started in the Lab Environment
Here are the initial instructions and explanation of the lab environment. Read this while your environment is busy creating itself from nothing. Yes, this violates physics; we know. How fun!
Preparing for Analysis
You will first organize the files of interest and prepare them ready for analysis. You’ll learn basic command line techniques to manipulate and manage files and folders.
File Data Analysis
You will learn some basic analysis skills using the command line. Also, you will look more into the data, and how it can help you understand some of the things that happened when the system was compromised, including seeing what was stolen!
The Last Challenge
Welcome to the final challenge! This is your last chance to experiment in the environment. Clicking Finish Lab will end this little world that flittered into existence just for you.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
Did you know?
On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.
- Beginner level experience
- Basic linux command line experience like cd, cat, grep, mkdir
- Basic networking knowledge such as knowing what an IP address is