Provided by: cewl_5.5.2-1_all
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. --exclude A file containing a list of paths to exclude. --allowed 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 Lowercase all parsed words. --with-numbers Accept words with numbers in as well as just letters. --convert-umlauts 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 Verbose. --debug Extra debug information. Authentication --auth_type Digest or basic. --auth_user Authentication username. --auth_pass Authentication password. Proxy Support --proxy_host Proxy host. --proxy_port Proxy port, default 8080. --proxy_username Username for proxy, if required. --proxy_password Password for proxy, if required. Headers --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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <email@example.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).