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Penetration Testing with Perl by Swizec Teller

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Summary

Linux is powerful and can thrive in many environments due to its flexible and highly customizable nature. This means that not all Linux or Unix-like systems will be the same. Printers, routers, switches, watches, and mobile devices, for example, will behave differently and have different limitations than those of workstations, servers, and lab equipment. Knowing our way around the OS via the basic shell proves to be a valuable skill to have when presented with these systems. Another thing to note is that not all systems will have bash installed either. There are many different types of shells, most of which are very similar, and all of the concepts presented are valid across most shells. This chapter is just a small introduction to Linux ...

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