pw-inspector Man page

PW-INSPECTOR(1) General Commands Manual PW-INSPECTOR(1)

NAME

pw-inspector – A tool to reduce the password list

SYNOPSIS

pw-inspector [-i FILE] [-o FILE] [-m MINLEN] [-M MAXLEN] [-c MINSETS] -l -u -n -p -s

DESCRIPTION

PW-Inspector reads passwords in and prints those which meet the
requirements. The return code is the number of valid passwords found,
0 if none was found. Use for security: check passwords, if 0 is
returned, reject password choice. Use for hacking: trim your dictio‐
nary file to the pw requirements of the target. Usage only allowed for
legal purposes.

OPTIONS

-i FILE
file to read passwords from (default: stdin)

-o FILE
file to write valid passwords to (default: stdout)

-m MINLEN
minimum length of a valid password

-M MAXLEN
maximum length of a valid password

-c MINSETS
the minimum number of sets required (default: all given)

-h, –help
Show summary of options.

SETS
-l lowcase characters (a,b,c,d, etc.)

-u upcase characters (A,B,C,D, etc.)

-n numbers (1,2,3,4, etc.)

-p printable characters (which are not -l/-n/-p, e.g. $,!,/,(,*,
etc.)

-s special characters – all others not withint the sets above

SEE ALSO

hydra, xhydra.

AUTHOR

hydra was written by van Hauser / THC and co-maintained by
David Maciejak .

This manual page was written by Daniel Echeverry ,
for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

24/05/2012 PW-INSPECTOR(1)