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Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:59:39 +0100
From: newangels newangels <>
Subject: Re: How to use Wordlists with John The Ripper


Ok, to clarify some things ;

1/ first ; I didn't want to offense you, in the case i do i
appologize, i just be a little bit "rude" front the first question

I agreed, any one can ask & got the reply he expected & wait about.

But i personaly be in the same configuration than you more than 17
years a go & i didn't find anyone ( in this is
better i agreed ) who help me, + without speaking a word of English.
At this time, seem the "cracking scene" is composed by Elite guy's

After a ton on brain storming & help crying to a lot of ppl, the
Answer's be allways near my eyes, so i read & finaly practice & read &
practice & that worked as well...

Time change & today is more open mind & Knowledges sharing & i am
happy to see that....

So, without any "rude" volonty, & again trust me = all the question
you can have are already in the doc folder.



Ps: to reply to your last error message :

FIRST = the wordlist have to be on the SAME folder than "John" OR you
have to fill the path where the file are, but generaly put the WL on
the same folder...& for sure the Hashes list also !

Now , your command :

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

& like other guy's say uper :

./john -w=MyWordList.txt MyHashList.txt

-w = is the option you past to say to John to use wordlist MODE, but
this syntax can be plain = --wordlist=

For sha1 hashes, & if john dond't regonized them ( in your case he
just run LM format who are not the format of the hashes you exepcted
to crack), just force the syntax by = --format=raw-sha1

also, just type "./john" to get all the avaible option & help

2014/1/12, <>:
> 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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