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hashcat build documentation

Revision

  • 1.5

Author

See docs/credits.txt

Building hashcat for Linux and macOS

Get a copy of the hashcat repository

$ git clone https://github.com/hashcat/hashcat.git

Run "make"

$ make

Install hashcat for Linux

The install target is linux FHS compatible and can be used like this:

$ make install

If the $HOME/.hashcat folder exists, then:

  • Session related files go to: $HOME/.hashcat/sessions/
  • Cached kernels go to: $HOME/.hashcat/kernels/
  • Potfiles go to: $HOME/.hashcat/

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_DATA_HOME and XDG_CACHE_HOME exists, then:

  • Session related files go to: $XDG_DATA_HOME/hashcat/sessions/
  • Cached kernels go to: $XDG_CACHE_HOME/hashcat/kernels/
  • Potfiles go to: $XDG_DATA_HOME/hashcat/

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_DATA_HOME exists, then:

  • Session related files go to: $XDG_DATA_HOME/hashcat/sessions/
  • Cached kernels go to: $HOME/.cache/hashcat
  • Potfiles go to: $XDG_DATA_HOME/hashcat/

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_CACHE_HOME exists, then:

  • Session related files go to: $HOME/.local/share/hashcat/sessions/
  • Cached kernels go to: $XDG_CACHE_HOME/hashcat/kernels/
  • Potfiles go to: $HOME/.local/share/hashcat/

Otherwise:

  • Session related files go to: $HOME/.local/share/hashcat/sessions/
  • Cached kernels go to: $HOME/.cache/hashcat
  • Potfiles go to: $HOME/.local/share/hashcat/

Building hashcat for Windows (using Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Refer to BUILD_WSL.md

Building hashcat for Windows (using Cygwin)

Refer to BUILD_CYGWIN.md

Building hashcat for Windows (using MSYS2)

Refer to BUILD_MSYS2.md

Building hashcat for Windows from Linux

$ make win

= Enjoy your fresh hashcat binaries ;)