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    Hi,

    I've received a 10GB wordlist file. When I run "aircrack-ng -w /path/to/file test.cap" it starts, let me select my network, but quits and gives me the error that states that I should use -w for a wordlist file.
    Is the file too large for aircrack-ng to process? Should I split it up, or is there something else that I can or should do in order to make this work?

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    Void

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    Default Re: Max size on wordlist files?

    32 bit operating systems have 2 gig page file size limit

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    Default Re: Max size on wordlist files?

    Ah ok. Never thought of the OS to be the bottleneck.
    Any easy way to split up files in 2GB parts?

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    Default Re: Max size on wordlist files?

    Quote Originally Posted by voidnecron View Post
    Ah ok. Never thought of the OS to be the bottleneck.
    Any easy way to split up files in 2GB parts?
    Yes use the split command
    Code:
    # man split
    A generic way would be to count the words using wc
    Code:
    wc -l  textfile.txt 
    157730 textfile.txt
    Then split the file
    Code:
    split -l 40000 textfile.txt
    Which will divide the file above into parts containing less than 40,000 lines.
    Of course with the last file containing any and all left overs.


    BTW all numbers are arbitrary.

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    Default Re: Max size on wordlist files?

    Thanks a lot! The split solved it indeed.
    Is there a 64bits version of BT in the make/pipeline? I've read some topic on the old backtrack forum (
    HTML Code:
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/feature-requests/9154-64-bit-version-2.html
    ), but that was for BT3.
    I'm sure the (un-)ported apps still are the problem, but is there any progress being made or is BT going to stay 32bits?

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    Default Re: Max size on wordlist files?

    actually what you seem to be doing wrong is that instead of selecting the wordlist you selected the .cap file

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