g0tmi1k: Basic Linux Privilege Escalation: "Before starting, I would like to point out - I'm no expert. As far as I know, there isn't a 'magic' answer, in this huge area. This is simply my finding, typed up, to be shared (my starting point). Below is a mixture of commands to do the same thing, to look at things in a different place or just a different light. I know there more 'things' to look for. It's just a basic & rough guide. Not every command will work for each system as Linux varies so much. 'It' will not jump off the screen - you've to hunt for that 'little thing' as 'the devil is in the detail'.