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So basically, I uploaded a script to textuploader, and then used the wget command to download it to my /etc directory. Now I am able to run the script by typing: perl ...BUT, what if I want to see whats actually written in the script..? Just as plain text?? Is there any way to achieve this..? I am sorry, I am really noob, I'm just trying to understand it. Also, my ubuntu looks like this http://puu.sh/7V7FA.png . Nothing fancy like i see on all your others screenshots.

  • Use command cat /path/to/script.pl. – Danatela Apr 4 '14 at 2:21
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You can open it in your favorite text editor, or use a tool like cat or less.

For example:

    cat /etc/script.pl
  • Thank you, here's me trying! puu.sh/7V8WK.png The file is named raw btw, and when i execute it I do like this and it works. cd /etc perl raw then it gets executed, but I really want to figure out how to be able to read the script in plain text. (Think is that I actually want to hide it, so it's not possible for someone using my server to actually see the coding i did in the script) – user265148 Apr 4 '14 at 1:39
  • It seems from your screenshot that the file doesnt exist. First type this command: sudo updatedb then: locate raw.pl after that: cd <location you found> if you cant find it, then you might have entered the wrong file name or you dont have the file in the first place – Moga Apr 4 '14 at 2:07

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