# Wordlist With All Possible ASCII Elements

After a bit of thinking I believe I have a better way to create all possible ASCII pass phrases, rather than create a recursive function that calls itself as I did in the previous post.

This method takes a slightly different approach, but I believe it to return the same results.

First off let’s create a list of all lower case ASCII character numbers:

``````>>> chars = range(97, 123)
>>> chars
[97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122]
>>> map(chr, chars)
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n', 'o', 'p',
'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z']
``````

Next we can set our max word width and current word width variables:

``````import itertools
maxwidth = 3
currentwidth = 1
``````

At this point we are ready to run with a while loop:

``````while int(currentwidth) <= int(maxwidth):
for i in itertools.product(chars, repeat=currentwidth):
print ''.join(['%c' % c for c in list(i)])
currentwidth += 1
``````

The loop above will run until currentwidth is greater than maxwidth (makes sense right), at that point we use itertools’s product method to create all possible orderings for our characters.

Then using list comprehension I print out the %c which returns the alphabetical character.

And lastly we increase the currentwidth by 1

What itertools.product does is creates all possible combinations (including repeated chars):

``````>>> [i for i in itertools.product(chars, repeat=2)]
[(97, 97), (97, 98), (97, 99), (97, 100), (97, 101), (97, 102), (97,
103), (97, 104), (97, 105), (97, 106), (97, 107), (97, 108), (97, 109),
(97, 110), (97, 111), (97, 112), (97, 113), (97, 114), (97, 115), (97,
116), (97, 117), (97, 118), (97, 119), (97, 120), (97, 121), (97, 122),
(98, 97), (98, 98), (98, 99), (98, 100), (98, 101), (98, 102), (98,
103), (98, 104), (98, 105), (98, 106), (98, 107), (98, 108), (98, 109),
(98, 110), (98, 111), (98, 112), (98, 113), (98, 114), (98, 115), (98,
116), (98, 117), (98, 118), (98, 119), (98, 120), (98, 121), (98, 122),
(99, 97), (99, 98), (99, 99), (99, 100), (99, 101), (99, 102), (99,
......
.....
...
``````

Of course you probably want to see those tuples of characters as letters right:

``````>>> for i in itertools.product(chars, repeat=2):
...   ''.join(['%c' % c for c in i])
...
'aa'
'ab'
'ac'
'ae'
'af'
'ag'
'ah'
'ai'
'aj'
'ak'
'al'
'am'
'an'
'ao'
'ap'
'aq'
'ar'
'as'
'at'
'au'
'av'
'aw'
'ax'
..
..
..
``````