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Computer Forensics - Linux Commands

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Practice the following commands on the Linux machine, and write a report on how you used them (screenshot will be fine):
ls, cat, man, hexdump, xxd, dd, grep, md5sum, sha1sum, strings

For several of the commands, you need to practice them on some files.

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Practice the following commands on the Linux machine, and write a report on how you used them (screenshot will be fine):
ls, cat, man, hexdump, xxd, dd, grep, md5sum, sha1sum, strings
For several of the commands, you need to practice them on some files.

As a first step, I downloaded the SSH/PuTTY client and then logged on. I have attached the screen shot below:

I have tried the following commands after logging on:

a) ls command: The ls command just listed all the folders, In this case there was only one folder images.

The screen shot is attached below:

After trying the initial ls ommand, I also tried the ls command with the following options (Mediacollege.com, n.d):
-l will give you a long listing

-a will show you ALL the files in the directory, including hidden files

-R will the ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains basic Linux commands that are useful in Computer Forensics. It includes a screen shot of the output for each of these commands.

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