I've been experimenting with cracking WPA PSK using john the ripper and I have a few questions that im finding difficult to answer. I've got how to plug wordlists in and have john sort through them but its custimizing the rules that i dont understand. Like theres two words in the word list that are seperate "happy" and "him". I've combined them to make my wpa password as happyhim. How can i get John to pair words up next to each other that dont exceed a sertain amount of characters. Basicly i want to compile a very large wordlist that can be very flexible with all the words.

If anyone knows of any good step by step tutorials explaining all the different rules more in depth and how to use them I'd find it helpful. The rules file that comes with JTR is kind of confusing and im pretty sure ill mess something up if i cant follow along.