Custom charset Flyinghaggis Junior Member Posts: 44 Threads: 13 Joined: Dec 2013 04-09-2020, 03:37 PM Hashcat version - hashcat-5.1.0+1755\hashcat-5.1.0 beta I am trying to run a custom charset for keyboard walking using --custom-charset1=~!@#$%^123456 my command line is as follows... hashcat.exe -a 3 --session=keyboard -m 0 --custom-charset1=~!@#$%^123456 -w 4 --status --status-timer=60 --remove -p : -O --potfile-path md5.pot --hwmon-disable -o "F:\found.txt" --outfile-format=2 -i --increment-min=6 --increment-max=14 -2 qwertyQWERTY "C:\left.txt" ?2?1?2?1?2?1?2?1?2?1?2?1?2?1 The program runs fine except for one annoying factor it wont use %^123456 instead it just shows --custom-charset1=~!@#$when hashcat is running Guess.Charset....: -1 ~!@#$, -2 qwertyQWERTY, -3 Undefined, -4 Undefined Can someone help me get on the right track please? philsmd I'm phil Posts: 2,191 Threads: 15 Joined: Feb 2013 04-09-2020, 03:47 PM If you do not know how your shell escaping works, just use a file: https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=mas...rset_files Flyinghaggis Junior Member Posts: 44 Threads: 13 Joined: Dec 2013 04-09-2020, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2020, 04:46 PM by Flyinghaggis.) (04-09-2020, 03:47 PM)philsmd Wrote: If you do not know how your shell escaping works, just use a file: https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=mas...rset_files I have had a look at that previously and edit a couple of them with my input but the output in the candidates #1 and #2 is in hex I have also tried it like this -1 ~!@#$%^123456" -2 qwertyQWERTY but the error I get is If you specify a custom charset, you must also specify a mask. Hence the previous reading of the wiki and after some trial and error came up with --custom-charset1=~!@#$%^`123456 for which I only get a portion of the quesses.  I see from the wiki there is a reference to  use iconv and similar tools to convert the files to a language specific file encoding - How would I get a hold of one of these tools?, also could you point me to a good shell escaping tutorial Cancel all of the above - I have worked out the solution and all appears to be fine now. philsmd I'm phil Posts: 2,191 Threads: 15 Joined: Feb 2013 04-09-2020, 05:13 PM Just to try to explain the detail of the problem also for potential future readers of this thread. This has to do with your cmd/shell... for instance %VAR% is a variable interpreted by your cmd shell. you need to escape / quote them, if you do not use .hcchr files. also see some links that explain it like: https://www.robvanderwoude.com/escapechars.php %, ^, &, <, >, | etc are all special characters that your cmd shell interpret if and only if you do not escape/quote them. hashcat has nothing to do with this problem, because this interpretation is done before hashcat is even launched... this happens beforehand Flyinghaggis Junior Member Posts: 44 Threads: 13 Joined: Dec 2013 04-09-2020, 07:00 PM (04-09-2020, 05:13 PM)philsmd Wrote: Just to try to explain the detail of the problem also for potential future readers of this thread. This has to do with your cmd/shell... for instance %VAR% is a variable interpreted by your cmd shell. you need to escape / quote them, if you do not use .hcchr files. also see some links that explain it like: https://www.robvanderwoude.com/escapechars.php %, ^, &, <, >, | etc are all special characters that your cmd shell interpret if and only if you do not escape/quote them. hashcat has nothing to do with this problem, because this interpretation is done before hashcat is even launched... this happens beforehand Thanks for that it make the command line a lot tidier « Next Oldest | Next Newest »