nasty(1) A tool which helps you to recover your GPG passphrase


nasty [OPTIONS]


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:
   a: a-z
   A: A-Z
   0: 0-9
   .: 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 protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).