crunch Package Description

Crunch is a wordlist generator where you can specify a standard character set or a character set you specify. crunch can generate all possible combinations and permutations.


  • crunch generates wordlists in both combination and permutation ways
  • it can breakup output by number of lines or file size
  • resume support
  • pattern now supports number and symbols
  • pattern now supports upper and lower case characters separately
  • adds a status report when generating multiple files
  • new -l option for literal support of @,%^
  • new -d option to limit duplicate characters see man file for details
  • unicode support

crunch Homepage | Kali crunch Repo

  • Author: bofh28
  • License: GPLv2

Tools included in the crunch package

crunch – Create a wordlist based on criteria you specify
root@kali:~# crunch
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.

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):

root@kali:~# 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