like1000 is a forensics puzzle worth 250 points.
The description for this puzzle is:
This .tar file got tarred a lot.
A tar file
1000.tar is supplied.
First, I tried to extract it using
tar xvf 1000.tar
This produced a text file
filler.txt which had some random junk in it, and another tar file
999.tar. Extracting this file created another
filler.txt and another tar file
Seeing this, I assume based on the description that this puzzle involves extracting these files repeatedly.
I was able to solve this with a one-liner:
for x in $(seq 1000 |tac); do tar xvf $x.tar; done
This took a minute or two to extract all 1000 tar files, yielding
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