nasty - A tool which helps you to recover your GPG passphrase
nasty is a program that helps you to recover the passphrase of your PGP or GPG-key in case you forget or lost it.
- -a x
- set minimum length of passphrase
- -b x
- set maximum length
- -m x
- set guessing mode:
incremental: try them all
random: try at random
file: read phrases from file (use -i)
- -i x
- file to read the passphrases from
- -f x
- file to write the found passphrase to
- -c x...
- charset, one or more from the following:
.: all ascii values (32...126)
+: 32...255 (default(!))
- show command options
Nasty will not work if you try it with a gpg-agent running in your system. For obvious reasons the agent will ask you the passphrase to access your private key - which you probably don't record, right? :)
This manual page was written by Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).