Activity 3 - Explore Current Directory

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Now that we know who and where we are, let’s take a look around for signs of the hackers.

How do you explore the directory?

To see the files in the current directory, we use the ls command. It means “List”.

Try it:


ls command

How do I get more info about the files in this directory?

Try it:

ls -l

ls -l command

The -l flag in the above command tells ls to list long form information.

What information is being displayed?

Let’s examine the top line of the example above from left to right, for the directory Desktop:

drwxr-xr-x 2 nuvi nuvi 4096 Aug 10 23:50 Desktop