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Hashcat is a powerful password recovery tool that supports over 200 hashing algorithms. It uses OpenCL to enhance performance.


Install hashcat package.

Hashcat cannot work without OpenCL, so you need to install the GPGPU#OpenCL package for your CPU or GPU.


For getting password from hash_file with hash_type using dictionary_file:

hashcat -m hash_type hash_file dictionary_file

More examples and usage details can be found at Hashcat wiki.

See also