The Rascal project is a simple string manipulation tool that replaces letters, numbers and further characters with random user-defined ones.
The Rascal project is written in Python and platform independent.
For now, it does not come with a graphical user interface.
Its name is an abbreviation for Random String Character Alteration.
A few years ago, I developed a project called 1337 Converter
just for fun, which simply converted text into leetspeak. Quite some people used it to
strengthen their passwords consisting of words to avoid or at
least complicate dictionary attacks.
For example, the password maverick was converted to [V]4vE|2!(k.
So, in first place, Rascal is a password scrambler to
strengthen weak passwords based on words by replacing their
letters, numbers and further characters with random resembling
user-defined ones. Of course, it works as text-to-leetspeak
converter as well.
The project only consists of a single component which replaces
the characters of a string as mentioned above in the details
Python framework (either of them, further information can be found here)
Python 2.x (version 2.7 or higher is recommended, may also work with earlier versions)
Python 3.x (version 3.2 or higher is recommended, may also work with earlier versions)
The following usage example shows how to execute the Python script on the shell of a Unix-like system.
If you do not know, how to run Python scripts on your operating system, you may click here.
The project also comes with some help files which contain fundamental documentation as well as usage examples for each component of the project.
Usually, each script requires command-line arguments to operate. So, to get an overview of all arguments available, simply run the script with the --help argument. For example:
$ ./rascal.py --help
usage: rascal.py -c CONFIG_FILE -s STRING [-h] [-l] [-n NUMBER] [-m] [-r]
Replace characters in a string with a random one from a user-defined character
-c CONFIG_FILE, --config-file CONFIG_FILE
config file path
-s STRING, --string STRING
input string to modify
-h, --help print this help message and exit
-l, --length sort output strings by their length
-n NUMBER, --number NUMBER
number of strings to return (default is 1)
-m, --remove-chars remove certain user-defined characters from input
-r, --remove-spaces remove all spaces from input string
--version print the version number and exit
Further information and usage examples can be found inside the documentation
file for this script.
Below you can download the latest version of the project for different Python frameworks. Further information about these frameworks can be found here.
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|Framework:||Python 2.x||Python 3.x|
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