I am currently learning kali linux and now I am using "john the ripper" and the rockyou.txt file to crack a simple password. I used this code that worked on anouther machine and another version of linux:
john --format=raw-md5 /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt.gz /Home/Desktop/passw.txt
but I am getting these error messages:
Warning: invalid UTF-8 seen reading /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt.gz
Error: UTF-16 BOM seen in input file.
The passw.txt is on the Desktop.