I was recently solving a CTF challenge that I found quite strange, first of all I have been given a chain of characters that no matter how hard I try to find an answer I can not find it, I am going to publish part of that chain in order to have an answer that can guide me and not sabotage the challenge:
The first thing I thought is that it can not be a type of hash, I've never seen anything like that, so after looking for clues I found a possible answer and put this string in the Command prompt, and this was the result:
root@localhost:~/Folder# (here goes the chain) >
It's like when you put "python" and it allows you to continue writing sentences in the language, after that I tried to paste other blocks of the chain and I received messages like this:
bash: (chain): event not found bash: command substitution:
Is it possible that it is a coded bash statement and if so, how can I decode it or understand it? If it is not what I think then exactly?
I hope you can guide me