what is unix?

whateverdude_09

Registered Member
#1
Unix...what is it and how do i manipulate it?

see there is this site that teaches you how to hack...and this challenge that wants you to manipulate a unix script to find a password...this script brings back calendar dates whenever you type numbers into it...
here is the link. now i don't want you to tell me the answer...just teach me some unix! cause i've never heard of it...
 

Nevyrmoore

AKA Ass-Bandit
#2
Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix with small caps) is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs, including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy, and Joe Ossanna. Today's Unix systems are split into various branches, developed over time by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors and non-profit organizations.
Does that help at all?
 

whateverdude_09

Registered Member
#3
uhh...not really...sorry...i need to know how to manipulate the UNIX code...that is where i am having trouble...check out the link to hackthissite.org that i put up in the other post. it is basic challenge 7 where i am stuck.
 

Nevyrmoore

AKA Ass-Bandit
#4
That would require me to sign up for it, and it's something I gave up on (besides, I'm on-off working on NotPron).

Is there no forums for the site or small tutorials that would help at all?
 

whateverdude_09

Registered Member
#5
yeah..but they are vague...and i need GUIDANCE not, "hey, this is hard for you...figure it out"
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okay i figured it out...haha...thanks for caring though
 
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