Newbie: Python & ADFGVX Cipher Cracking?

Noud Aldenhoven jwaixs at freeler.nl
Wed Nov 17 16:08:51 CET 2004


Byron wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I am working on building a program that cracks "ADFGVX" ciphers.
> However, I have run into a minor problem, is has to do with figuring out
> the different potential character re-arrangement combinations.  See
> example below for clarification:
> 
> The characters "ABC" can be re-arranged in several different possible
> ways:
> 
> 1) ABC
> 2) BAC
> 3) BCA
> 4) ACB
> 5) CAB
> 6) CBA
> 
> Is there a python function in which I can sent a string of characters to
> -- and it will provide me with a list of all possible combinations
> available?
> 
> example function call:   possCharList = allCombinations("ABC")
> 
> Any help SINCERELY appreciated!!
> 
> Byron
> ---

Hello,

You mean something like this?

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justanABClist = ["A","B","C"]

for letter in justanABClist:
        for letter1 in justanABClist[1:]:       #first letter already used
                for letter2 in justanABClist[1:]:
                        print letter, letter1, letter2
        justanABClist.append(justanABClist[0])
        justanABClist.pop()

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