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Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:12:36 -0500
From: "Douglas F. Calvert" <>
Subject: Re: Generating wordlists with john

Thomas Damgaard wrote:
> Hi
> Is it possible to generate wordlists with john?
> When using john to crack a password-file, john tries some interesting
> combinations. Instead of trying these on the password-file, is it
> possible to output them to a file?

You want the stdout switch:

./john --whatever-options-you-want-to-use --stdout > somefile.txt

I know that some of this is a little intimidating at first but if you
want to understand this (or any program) it really helps to read the
documentation. Your answer is line 11 of johns canned help:

$ ./john
John the Ripper password cracker, version 1.7.2
Copyright (c) 1996-2006 by Solar Designer and others

--single                   "single crack" mode
--wordlist=FILE --stdin    wordlist mode, read words from FILE or stdin
--rules                    enable word mangling rules for wordlist mode
--incremental[=MODE]       "incremental" mode [using section MODE]
--external=MODE            external mode or word filter
--stdout[=LENGTH]          just output candidate passwords [cut at LENGTH]

Spend  a little time reading all of the documentation in the doc
directory, but especially these files (in order of usefulness):


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