Unusual file: /bin/[

cpghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Mon Jul 29 13:45:15 UTC 2013

On 07/29/13 15:25, Paul Macdonald wrote:
> Hi, I spotted what i'd call an unusual file in the basejail on a jail
> install, and have since seen this on other non jailed boxes.
> -r-xr-xr-x   2 root  wheel   11488 Jun 10 12:19 [

That's a perfectly valid UNIX program used in
(bourne) shell programming. It has been part of
BSD Unix for ages. And I really mean AGES!

> just checking thats all ok, and i've not been rooted!

Don't worry about it. It's perfectly legitimate.


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