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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:54:34 +0100
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Incorrect charset file format - is there a way to upgrade these?

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 02:45:42AM -0600, Brandon E wrote:
> I believe I am attempting to use an old charset (.chr) file with the latest
> JtR (jumbo / communitty edition). When trying to use KoreLogic's
> "rockyou.chr" character set file, available at their website

There's no point in doing that.  The .chr files bundled with JtR 1.8+
are also generated from RockYou, and are better.  So just use those.

> If this character set file is indeed old,

Yes, it is.

> is there a way to either
> convert/upgrade the rockyou.chr character set file, or some option to use
> old char set file formats?

No, and no (not with JtR 1.8+).  And you shouldn't want that.

Alexander

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