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    Default Wordlist Questions.

    Just have a couple easy wordlist questions..

    Does it matter if they are txt or lst? I've got both and I'm wondering if they both can be used or if one is more supported usually.

    My other question is, why can I not open the lists in gedit?
    I get:

    gedit has not been able to detect the character encoding.
    Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.
    Select a character encoding from the menu and try again.

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    To the best of my knowledge you can use either or. As far as looking at the file in gedit its possable that the list contains charecters that it doesnt reconize. I would use something like cat ¨file¨ | less and page through it that way. Hope this helps.

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    Yes, that does help, thank you!

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    This question is really generic and kind of useless.
    I mean what tool(s) are we talking about here? Best is to read the documentation for the tool(s) in question and try it out.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    Chances are that the lst files are just text files with a different extension. Filetype isn't [u]actually[/v] decided by file name extension, it's determined by content. If you open the files with a hex editor I'd bet you'd discover they contain identical or almost identical file descriptors or file headers (whatever you wanna call them).

    Does it matter if they are txt or lst?
    Does it matter to what? Or for what purpose? (A particular app? etc)

    The gedit message seems pretty clear. Without having access to the file there's no way for us to know. Can you VI the file? Can you cat it and pipe it to more or less? Can you cat it and redirect the output into another file and read that file?
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    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reece View Post
    Just have a couple easy wordlist questions..

    Does it matter if they are txt or lst? I've got both and I'm wondering if they both can be used or if one is more supported usually.

    My other question is, why can I not open the lists in gedit?
    I get:
    Extensions don't matter, what matters is what format the file was saved under?

    DOS, Unix or ?

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    hello guys
    please help help iam new to all this ,but i am learning vwery fast.
    now I just downloading this word list .
    could you please explain step by step how can i open them on backtack5r1 .


    thanks in advance


    g0tmi1k: [Analysis] Dictionaries & Wordlists
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5945498/

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    You're "learning vwery fast" but have no idea how to open a file?

    Try double clicking, try specifying the filename or path to the file with the input switch necessary for whatever program you're using, try piping | or redirecting stdin < .......
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    thanks for replying - yes i am learning very fast-the things is i am new user to all Linux experience -if you dont mind please could you go with me step be step how to open this file (i am using backtrack5R1)-as i did try what you said but i still can 't open the file .
    thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Wordlist Questions.

    cat <filenname> # Prints everything
    less <filename> # Prints everything one screen at a time
    more <filename> # Prints everything one screen at a time
    head <filename> # Prints the top few lines of a file
    tail <filename> # Prints the bottom few lines of a file
    Have you...g0tmi1k?

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