Around a year ago I began using theGuildHall – pwnbox to mimic the look and feel of the HacktheBox – pwnbox which I highlighted in this article, libc6-dev & PwnBox. I loved this UI and alongside the intuitiveness of
TMUX and guidance of ippsec I was able to keep learning and ‘trying harder’. Now, in the past year I’ve found myself evolving, both in process, tools, and mindset. With these changes I have gone back to Kali, introduced a few new tools and moved away from my past love
Over the past month I have been combining the theGuildHall – pwnbox and xct – kali-clean repositories. I have added additional tools and some personal tweaks to create a familiar but optimized environment that is still able to achieve the original pwnbox look and feel. Below are the installation instructions alongside some of the hotkeys from my GitHub to get you started!
Please Note that the most up to date instructions will always be on my Github which can be accessed at the top of each page.
Nerd fonts full repo takes forever to download/install. Grab a subset or kick it off during the secondary install. Once installed use xct notes below:
xct – After the script is done reboot and select i3 (top right corner) on the login screen. Then open a terminal (hotkey below) run
lxappearanceand select ark-dark theme and change the icons to whatever you like (I used papyrus). Grab some wallpaper and run pywal -i filename to set your color scheme.
2020 – PwnBox UI on Parrot
2021 – i3 and i3-gaps running on Kail with PwnBox UI
Both configs are available in the Install directory. Merge/Overwrite for the HTB feel.
xct – To have the wallpaper set on every boot edit ~.fehbg Two wallpapers available from theGuildHall* if you want the HTB feel in ~/.wallpapers.
i3 hotkeys can be found on my GitHub repository however below are some of the most important hotkeys I’ve found during my day to day: