crunch Usage Example

Generate a dictionary file containing words with a minimum and maximum length of 6 (6 6) using the given characters (0123456789abcdef), saving the output to a file (-0 6chars.txt):

[email protected]:~# crunch 6 6 0123456789abcdef -o 6chars.txt
Crunch will now generate the following amount of data: 117440512 bytes
112 MB
0 GB
0 TB
0 PB
Crunch will now generate the following number of lines: 16777216

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Crunch is a wordlist generator where you can specify a standard character set or any set of characters to be used in generating the wordlists. The wordlists are created through combination and permutation of a set of characters. You can determine the amount of characters and list size.

This program supports numbers and symbols, upper and lower case characters separately and Unicode.

Installed size: 83 KB
How to install: sudo apt install crunch

  • libc6

Generate wordlists from a character set

[email protected]:~# crunch -h
crunch version 3.6

Crunch can create a wordlist based on criteria you specify.  The output from crunch can be sent to the screen, file, or to another program.

Usage: crunch <min> <max> [options]
where min and max are numbers

Please refer to the man page for instructions and examples on how to use crunch.

Updated on: 2021-Sep-14