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What is in my file system <SOLVED>

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:51 am
by kat
Hi, I installed linux mint for the first time. When I was searching for a text file I notice many files called "hacking"... Is it normal to have it? I never used linux before so I don't know about this things. Before I install it, I checked its integrity and authenticity and it was correct.

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:15 am
by karlchen
Hello, kat.

Welcome to the Linux Mint forum. :)

I noticed that you submitted the same post, only in Italian language, in the Italian language sub-forum: File strani nel file system.

May I ask you to post the full pathnames of the files named "hacking" here. Just to get an idea how many there are and where they are located?

You might find the files and their full pathnames by executing the following terminal commandline:

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find $HOME -name \*hacking\* -print
(this command is based on the assumption that the files are located somewhere in your home directory.This assumption may be right or it may be wrong. We will see.)

Mark the complete text output, which the commandline will display, with your mouse.
Copy the marked text by pressing <Shift><Ctrl>C.
Paste it into your next reply.

Best regards,
Karl

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P.S.:
Executed the given commandline here on my LM 19.3 xfce and it came back empty. I.e. no such file found.

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karl@paulchen:~$ find $HOME -name \*hacking\* -print
karl@paulchen:~$ 
Repeated the commandline with root permissions and searching the whole root filesystem /:

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karl@paulchen:~$ sudo find / -name \*hacking\* -print
[sudo] Passwort für karl:           
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Keine Berechtigung
karl@paulchen:~$ 
Comes back empty as well.
Just a "permission denied" for directory /run/user/1000/gvfs.

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:31 am
by kat
I used the command but it didn't work. I searched the files writing "hacking" in file system... I don't know if it is what you want, sorry hahahahaha
I'm using another pc so I have to write all...
name position
HACKING /usr/share/doc/mate-polkit
HACKING /usr/share/doc/mate-polkit-common
HACKING /usr/share/doc/onboard
HACKING.gz /usr/share/doc/gnupg
HACKING.md.gz /usr/share/doc/systemd
HACKING.rst /usr/share/doc/python3-lazr.restfulclient
HACKING.txt /usr/share/doc/python3-lazr.uri



I use the command with sudo and appeared the same files

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 am
by dorsetUK
I've got them as well. As they're Text docs that contain;

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Coding Style
===

 - Please follow the coding style already used - it's not a must, but it's
   nice to have consistency.

 - Write docs for all functions and structs and so on. We use gtkdoc format.

 - All external interfaces (network protocols, file formats, etc.)
   should have documented specifications sufficient to allow an
   alternative implementation to be written. Our implementation should
   be strict about specification compliance (should not for example
   heuristically parse a file and accept not-well-formed
   data). Avoiding heuristics is also important for security reasons;
   if it looks funny, ignore it (or exit, or disconnect).
I guess that there's nothing to worry about.

Mint 20 Cinnamon.

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am
by kat
i have mint 20 cinnamon too, maybe these files are present only in this version

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:27 pm
by Flemur
kat wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am
i have mint 20 cinnamon too, maybe these files are present only in this version
Mint 20 Xfce:

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$ find -iname "*hack*" 
./usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-54-generic/include/config/usb/hackrf.h
./usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-54/drivers/media/usb/hackrf
./usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-54/include/asm-generic/pgtable-nop4d-hack.h
./usr/src/linux-headers-5.8.0-28-generic/include/config/usb/hackrf.h
./usr/src/linux-hwe-5.8-headers-5.8.0-28/drivers/media/usb/hackrf
./usr/share/app-install/icons/QMapShack.png
./usr/share/app-install/desktop/qmapshack:qmapshack.desktop
./usr/share/app-install/desktop/nethack-x11:nethack-x11.desktop
./usr/share/doc/systemd/HACKING.md.gz
./usr/share/doc/python3-lazr.restfulclient/HACKING.rst
./usr/share/doc/xfce4-terminal/HACKING
./usr/share/doc/thunar-data/HACKING
./usr/share/doc/python3-lazr.uri/HACKING.txt
./usr/share/doc/onboard/HACKING
./usr/share/doc/gnupg/HACKING.gz
./usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/hacks.rc
./usr/share/themes/Adwaita-dark/gtk-2.0/hacks.rc
./usr/share/themes/Adwaita-dark/gtk-2.0/hacks-dark.rc
./lib/modules/5.4.0-54-generic/kernel/drivers/media/usb/hackrf
./lib/modules/5.4.0-54-generic/kernel/drivers/media/usb/hackrf/hackrf.ko
./lib/modules/5.8.0-28-generic/kernel/drivers/media/usb/hackrf
./lib/modules/5.8.0-28-generic/kernel/drivers/media/usb/hackrf/hackrf.ko
The files in capital letters are all text files whose content has nothing to do with hacking.

Re: What is in my file system

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:14 am
by ricardogroetaers
Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce 64 bits:
The hacking files are manuals (documents), including the virtual keyboard.