How to see the file type?

Learn how to determine the details of most types of files on Linux, together with the understanding how these tools do their job.

Summary of How to see the file type?

Did you come across a file, but don’t know what type it is? Let’s learn how to analyze it. The unknown file You may encounter a file on your system with known contents or goal. Usually, the first thing we do is then use cat to show the contents, or execute it. While that makes sense, it may be dangerous to do. It might be a piece of malware, disrupt your screen output or even hang the terminal.

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The 101 of ELF files on Linux: Understanding and Analysis

An step-by-step introduction into ELF files. Learn the structure and format, to understand how binaries and libraries on Linux systems work.

Summary of The 101 of ELF files on Linux: Understanding and Analysis

Some of the true craftsmanship in the world we take for granted. One of these things is the common tools on Linux, like ps and ls. Even though the commands might be perceived as simple, there is more to it when looking under the hood. This is where ELF or the Executable and Linkable Format comes in. A file format that used a lot, yet truly understood by only a few.

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