[kwlug-disc] Binary shell scripts?
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Fri Jan 3 16:03:25 EST 2014
This might be of some interest:
On 3 January 2014 15:45, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 03:09:12PM -0500, Chris Frey wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 03:02:14PM -0500, Joe Wennechuk wrote:
> > > root at OSCAR-MASTER /home/oscar# less
> > > "/home/oscar/scripts/backup-restore/backupOSCAR.sh" may be a binary
> file. ?See it anyway??
> > What happens if you say yes?
> > Sometimes there are special characters in the first part of a file,
> > like a foreign name in the comments, and it tricks less.
> I also find that text files created in Windows can mess up less. I
> have had good success trying to open such files using vim (in
> read-only mode if you want).
> I doubt that those scripts have been obfuscated, but it might be
> possible (to hide database passwords and such).
> - Paul
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