First Grep is a General Skills puzzle worth 100 points
Can you find the flag in file? This would be really tedious to look through manually, something tells me there is a better way.
This puzzle provided a file named
daniel@wildcat ~ % file Downloads/file Downloads/file: ASCII text, with very long lines daniel@wildcat ~ % ls -l Downloads/file -rw-rw-r-- 1 daniel daniel 14551 Apr 19 11:56 Downloads/file
I started with
grep picoCTF file, due to this challenge insinuating that it was to be solved with grep, and the pre-existing knowledge of the flag format.
Looking at this file with
less, it appears that it would be painful to actually read the contents of this file to find the flag: