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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:54:02 -0800
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: How to use Wordlists with John The Ripper

I really appreciate your input and guidance. I'm reading more on command line right now. 

Meanwhile I attempted as described below.  My results were as follows:

john password_sha1.txt -w=password.lst
stat: password_sha1.txt: No such file or directory

sha1.txt being the hash I am attempting to decrypt
password.lst being the wordlist I am attempting to use

I then entered the following with results below:  

john password_sha1.txt -w=password.lst
Loaded 2 password hashes with no different salts (LM DES [128/128 BS SSE2])

Does that look right? (no different salts included?)

Thanks again. Making progress. 

On Jan 11, 2014, at 7:39 PM, Rich Rumble wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM, <> wrote:
>> Just in case it matters:
>> I read the DOC, as well as the options list in the terminal after opening JTR Pro.
>> I entered into terminal:  john --wordlist=password.lst
>> (as specified in the DOC)
>> The result returned in terminal was: Password files required, but none specified
> Most people start with john then password_hashes
> john password_hashes.txt
> That will go through 3 modes, single, wordlist and then incremental
> if you want to use wordlist only (change password.lst to any
> dictionary you have)
> john password_hashes.txt -w=password.lst
> wordlist with rules (they are named in john.conf)
> john password_hashes.txt -w=password.lst -rules=single
> john password_hashes.txt -w=password.lst -rules=jumbo
> john password_hashes.txt -w=password.lst -rules=wordlist
> incremental only (read the MODES file)
> john password_hashes.txt -i
> john password_hashes.txt -i=alpha
> john password_hashes.txt -i=alnum
> john password_hashes.txt -i=all
> external modes
> john password_hashes.txt -external=keyboard
> It really is a simple syntax, if you've ever used a command line
> program before it's not that hard. I hope you can see how to apply the
> features/switches now. Some are mutually exclusive, and JtR will tell
> you there is an error in you CLI.
> -rich

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