OverTheWire: Bandit Level 2 to Level 3


The password for the next level is stored in a file called spaces in this filename located in the home directory

After you performed a simple ls command to see the files in the directory, you will notice the “spaces in this filename” file. If you directly cat the file, you will have problems.

The trick is to either use backslash before each space, or embed the entire file name as a string. For instance,

  1. Adding backslash before each space
  2. Adding double quote to embed the file name

Either way works. 

[email protected]:~$ ls
spaces in this filename
[email protected]:~$ cat "spaces in this filename"
[email protected]:~$ cat spaces\ in\ this\ filename
[email protected]:~$

The password to gain access to level 3 is UmHadQclWmgdLOKQ3YNgjWxGoRMb5luK

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