Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 11:04:53 -0700 From: Eric Oyen <eric.oyen@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: john --make-charset=custom.chr: Can't get the hang of using it. :-( ah, ok. well, I did some further reading. I am simply going to do a wordlist based session with rules mangling in play. It's a bit slower, but I am reasonably sure that my password wil show up eventually (and not in 13.75 billion years either!). :) -eric PGP fingerprint: 6DFB D6B0 3771 90F1 373E 570C 7EA2 1FF3 6B68 0386 On May 23, 2018, at 8:10 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 07:47:07AM -0700, Eric Oyen wrote: >> I run the command as stated in the example (./john --make-charset custom.chr custom.txt) where custom.txt happens to be a crunch created wordlist > > As I explained in my reply to the other Eric, this is not what the > example is about and is not what it says. "--make-charset" was > originally intended for processing your previously-cracked passwords to > train incremental mode on. It will not read a wordlist. You can, > however, create a fake john.pot file for it to read, like this: > > sed 's/^/:/' < custom.txt > john.pot > > and then generate a charset file like this: > > ./john --make-charset=custom.chr > > But you should probably simply use mask mode instead of this hack around > crunch and incremental mode. Mask mode is intended to do just what you > seem to be trying to do. > > I am unaware of any use case for crunch along with JtR given what JtR's > built-in mask mode is capable of. > > Alexander
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