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       cewl - custom word list generator


       cewl [OPTION] ... URL


       CeWL  (Custom  Word  List  generator)  is  a  ruby  app which spiders a given URL, up to a
       specified depth, and returns a list of words which can then be used for password  crackers
       such as John the Ripper. Optionally, CeWL can follow external links.

       CeWL  can  also  create  a  list  of  email  addresses  found in mailto links. These email
       addresses can be used as usernames in brute force actions.

       CeWL is pronounced "cool".


       General options

              -h, --help
                     Show help.

              -k, --keep
                     Keep the downloaded file.

              -d <x>, --depth <x>
                     Depth to spider to, default 2.

              -m, --min_word_length
                     Minimum word length, default 3.

              -o, --offsite
                     Let the spider visit other sites.

                     A file containing a list of paths to exclude.

                     A regex pattern that path must match to be followed.

              -w, --write
                     Write the output to the file.

              -u, --ua <agent>
                     User agent to send.

              -n, --no-words
                     Don't output the wordlist.

              -g <x>, --groups <x>
                     Return groups of words as well.

                     Lowercase all parsed words.

                     Accept words with numbers in as well as just letters.

                     Convert common ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1) umlauts (ä-ae, ö-oe, ü-ue, ß-ss).

              -a, --meta
                     Include meta data.

              --meta_file file
                     Output file for meta data.

              -e, --email
                     Include email addresses.

              --email_file <file>
                     Output file for email addresses.

              --meta-temp-dir <dir>
                     The temporary directory used by exiftool when parsing files, default /tmp.

              -c, --count
                     Show the count for each word found.

              -v, --verbose

                     Extra debug information.


                     Digest or basic.

                     Authentication username.

                     Authentication password.

       Proxy Support

                     Proxy host.

                     Proxy port, default 8080.

                     Username for proxy, if required.

                     Password for proxy, if required.


              --header, -H
                     In format name:value - can pass multiple.

       <url>  The site to spider.


       Someone has reported that the spider misses some pages  which  are  have  querystrings  on
       them.  This issue isn't confirmed.




       The CeWL was written by Robin Wood <>.

       This  manual  page  was  written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <> for the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).