Borges Chalenge #10

So everything you need to solve Borges Challenge #10 is in this post.

I’m sure @ethan @ChocolateKid @Diyaa @SomeRandomDude @Elliot @sandman @Garrett @coolguy @kuteketX @sapman @Kaeden_ter_veer @Lucas_Lutchmon-Delap or somebody else can solve this :slight_smile:

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My first pass at it… it’s a hexdump, so using copying it to a textfile and trying to reverse the textdump.

xxd -r textfile.txt > result.txt 

This gives a file (result.txt) that looks suspiciously like a gzip file.

Anyone want to take it from there?

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I don’t know what I did, but I got this stuff.

borges-10                                                                                           000644  000765  000024  00000000633 13555446223 013140  0                                                                                                    ustar 00miguel                          staff                           000000  000000                                                                                                                                                                         PK    h [O)ÛÅ^ë     
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@miguel I did it woo

What I can explain from this is, once you find out its a gzip file, keep changing the file extension to .7z, and than .gz again. once you do that; you get borges-10.uue file. That has the text file embedded into it.
It is pattern recognition I guess.

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It was a text file compressed with zip, 7zip, tar, gzip, and unencoded. I think that’s all :slight_smile:

Well done!

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Yeah something like that, I’m kinda dumb for not recalling what I did.