Let's say I've logged into an image that was spun up by an automated process and it's serving up a website (in my case it's a Rails site). I'm rooted, but don't know where to find the source code. Given that there are processes running that are serving the code, or at least a compiled version of it, is there a reliable way to figure out where on the instance the source code lives?

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Note a file the web server use and find it.

In exemple;

find / -name "index.html"

It happened to me in the past as I'am more windows than linux. (I created a cloud linux VM to make a webserver to learn and I didnt knew where the home folder was to the webserver service)


You can use ss -tp to list all open ports with their process ids. Use ps aux | grep PID to display the command executed.

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