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hashcat build documentation



See docs/credits.txt

Building hashcat for Linux and macOS

Get a copy of the hashcat repository

$ git clone https://github.com/hashcat/hashcat.git

Run “make”

$ make

Install hashcat for Linux

The install target is linux FHS compatible and can be used like this:

$ make install

If the $HOME/.hashcat folder exists, then:

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_DATA_HOME and XDG_CACHE_HOME exists, then:

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_DATA_HOME exists, then:

Otherwise, if environment variable XDG_CACHE_HOME exists, then:


Building hashcat for Windows (using Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Refer to BUILD_WSL.md

Building hashcat for Windows (using Cygwin)

Refer to BUILD_CYGWIN.md

Building hashcat for Windows (using MSYS2)

Refer to BUILD_MSYS2.md

Building hashcat for Windows from Linux

$ make win

= Enjoy your fresh hashcat binaries ;)