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Old 05-24-2015, 06:22 AM   #1
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Computer freezes while loading rockyou.txt from /usr/share/wordlists

Im running a dual boot of kali linux 1.1.0 on a mid 2009 macbook pro.
I first opened terminal, navigated to file using #cd /usr/share/wordlists
Then after finding the file, extracted it using #gzip -d rockyou.txt.gz
Navigated to file in filesystem,Double clicked it and 90% into loading rocky.txt from /usr/share/wordlists, the computer freezes and i can not do anything at all. I do not want to revert to doing a hard shutdown. Although I already have and after going through those steps again I get the same result.

I would 1st like to know if anyone knows why this is happening and what i can do to fix this issue? As well as, what I can do in general if my computer ever freezes up. Thank You.
Old 05-24-2015, 07:50 AM   #2
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Can you check the harddisk with e.g. smartmontools?
Old 05-24-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Using which program you open that file?

If the program (text editor) loads the entire file which may be very big then system may freeze. So try with different editors.
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i don't know what this file might be.

please open a terminal in the folder where it resides, and type
cat rockyou.txt | more
this should not freeze your system and give you an idea what you have there.
if it goes on for many pages (advance by pressing space bar) and contains weird characters - and you are trying to open it with a stupid gui text editor that does not secure itself from this sort of overload, well then there's your system freeze.
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:48 PM   #5
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the only TEXT files i have had that try to freeze say gedit or kate tend to be 4+ GIG text files

but if you only have say 1 gig ram
a 500meg text file might ?????

the above cat line will solve that issue if it is over a gig in size
Old 05-24-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
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I tried the cat command like mentioned and i was able to see the contents and scroll thru. And i do only have 1.7Gb allocated to my OS. Thank You.


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