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daskreech_Daisuke_Ido_: Isn't he in jail?
SagaciousKJBI'm more concerned with how to open the files that had it done under Windows, though.
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: The resulting file is the same.
_Daisuke_Ido_DaSkreech: yeah, that's kind of why i'm wondering
ChousukeSagaciousKJB: The result is usually nonsense though
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: If you mix two binary formats, you're not likely to be able to open them.
_Daisuke_Ido_i think he's made "psychotic genius" status
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: What you might be able to do is to open the application that you want to view the file with, and see if it can view it.
daskreechSagaciousKJB: so you can cp \b a jpg and a mp3 to a .txt and get the lyrics and album art in ascii ?
ChousukeSagaciousKJB: I have a feeling that you have a misunderstanding about how files and file formats in general work
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: Reading the first file might work, but that first file will just be garbage to the viewer for the second file.
SagaciousKJB: I'm skeptical that you can view both in windows.
SagaciousKJBjhutchins: It works in Windows, i've done it so many times I can't count
jhutchinsBy the way, many programs in Linux _do_ use the file extension to guess a filetype, they're just not as bound by it as Windows software is.
SagaciousKJBHere, this picture explains it
ChousukeSagaciousKJB: It might be that your ebook format is really a plain pdf file
SagaciousKJBKaffeine
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: Ok, give me a specific example of two disparate file formats and what you use to view the output.
SagaciousKJBWhoops
http://www.anonib.com/bookchan/images/1/1166083656420.jpeg
jhutchinsOk, yeah, that works in linux too.
SagaciousKJBNow, that worked countless times under Windows for me. However I've not really tried it too much under linux.
Chousukewhat a weird trick
what use could that be, besides obfuscation.
jhutchinsIt's often used to conceal trojans.
SagaciousKJBit's used to embed files on imageboards a lot.
Mp3s, rars, etc.
Chousukeah
so if you download an image you get teh RAR.
SagaciousKJBI've never ran into a trojan in one, but I'm sure it's possible.
jhutchinscp jpg > output.rar && cat input.rar >> output.rar
SagaciousKJBYup, Chousuke
Chousukejhutchins: that doesn't work
daskreechOh they used to do this to add .bat files to id3 tags in mp3s so when you played it it ran a script
jhutchinsSagaciousKJB: You've never detected a trojan you may have downloaded.
daskreechI remember this
Chousukejust cat file.jpg file.rar > output.jpg
jhutchinsChousuke: That'll work too.
SagaciousKJB:/
ChousukeSagaciousKJB: anyway, yeah, concatenation is possible

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