Compile and Install Nasty on Debian

Nasty is a tool which can help us to recover a GPG passphrase.


Download Nasty tarball:

$ cd $HOME
$ wget --no-check-certificate
$ clamscan nasty-0.6.tgz
$ tar xf nasty-0.6.tar.gz
$ cd ./nasty-0.6

Download libgpg-error, libassuan and gpgme tarballs:

$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ tar xf libgpg-error-1.20.tar.bz2
$ tar xf libassuan-2.3.0.tar.bz2 
$ tar xf gpgme-1.6.0.tar.bz2

Compile and install libgpg-error:

$ cd libgpg-error-1.20
$ ./configure && make && make install

Compile and install libassuan:

$ cd ../libassuan-2.3.0
$ ./configure && make && make install

Compile and install gpgme:

$ cd ../gpgme-1.6.0
$ ./configure && make && make install

Compile and install Nasty:

$ cd "$HOME"/nasty-0.6
$ make && make install

Run Nasty:

$ nasty -h
nasty v0.6, (C) 2005 by [email protected]

-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:
	a: a-z
	A: A-Z
	0: 0-9
	.: all ascii values (32...126)
	+: 32...255 (default(!))

Install from Repositories

Nasty package can be also installed from Debian repositories:

# apt-get install nasty

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