Bandit9 - bandit10
The password for the next level is stored in the file data.txt in one of the few human-readable strings, beginning with several ‘=’ characters.
This is another good level for grep using a regex. The regex is "^=". The "^" part tells it that the "=" must be at the beginning of the line. Trying this however shows the file is binary, so we also use strings to filter out the human readable strings.
bandit9@melinda:~$ cat data | grep "^=" bandit9@melinda:~$ cat data.txt | grep "=" Binary file (standard input) matches bandit9@melinda:~$ strings data.txt | grep "^=" ========== password ========== ism ========== truKLdjsbJ5g7yyJ2X2R0o3a5HQJFuLk bandit9@melinda:~$