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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:53:09 -0600
From: Brandon E <>
Subject: Re: Incorrect charset file format - is there a way to
 upgrade these?

Excellent. I had thought that the new incremental mode appeared to be more
robust but I wasn't sure. I will give it a try. Thanks for the help guys!

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> 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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