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Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:21:47 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: how to use John to create more complex passwords

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 02:04:14PM +0000, Liyan Cao wrote:
> I got below error. I'm using "John the Ripper 1.8.0 (sources, tar.xz, 4.3 MB)". Any suggestions?
> 
> $ ./john -w=mypasswd.lst -rules=single -stdout
> Extra parameter for option: "-rules=single"

As Rich has pointed out, you need jumbo for the "-rules=single" option
syntax.  Without jumbo, that option does not accept a parameter, but you
may nevertheless use it without a parameter, so simply use:

./john -w=mypasswd.lst -rules -stdout

and if you need to revise the rules, the section in john.conf is
"[List.Rules:Wordlist]".

However, you will also need jumbo for the "-min-length" option that was
suggested in another reply.

Alexander

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