How to convert an Aircrack capture file to a Hashcat hccapx

Using Aircrack

aircrack-ng input.cap -J hashcat_output

Unfortunately the above command doesn’t seem to work anymore.

If you try to run Hashcat with the outputted file you’ll get an error.

hashcat_output.hccap: Old hccap format detected! You need to update:

Using Hashcat utils

Refer to this guide for installing the Hashcat utils.

Basic syntax is

./cap2hccapx.bin input.cap output.hccapx


~/Downloads/hashcat-utils-master/src/cap2hccapx.bin aircrack-01.cap aircrack.hccapx



Install Hashcat on Fedora

Install nVidia drivers.  Guide here.

Download binary files from the hashcat website

or use wget


Extract with p7zip

7z x hashcat-

cd into the hashcat directory

cd hashcat-4.1.0

Run hashcat

./hashcat64.bin -t 32 -a 7 example0.hash ?a?a?a?a example.dict

Example script:

sudo dnf install p7zip
7z x hashcat-
cd hashcat-4.1.0
./hashcat64.bin -t 32 -a 7 example0.hash ?a?a?a?a example.dict

If you get the following error, try re-extracting the 7z file with the “x” option, not “e”.  “x : eXtract files with full paths” and ” e : Extract files from archive (without using directory names)” No such file or directory