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Find usernames across social networks
Website docker image


NOTE: Python 3.6 or higher is required.

# clone the repo
$ git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock.git

# change the working directory to sherlock
$ cd sherlock

# install python3 and python3-pip if not exist

# install the requirements
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt


$ python3 sherlock.py --help
usage: sherlock.py [-h] [--version] [--verbose] [--rank]
                   [--folderoutput FOLDEROUTPUT] [--output OUTPUT] [--tor]
                   [--unique-tor] [--csv] [--site SITE_NAME]
                   [--proxy PROXY_URL] [--json JSON_FILE]
                   USERNAMES [USERNAMES ...]

Sherlock: Find Usernames Across Social Networks (Version 0.6.9)

positional arguments:
  USERNAMES             One or more usernames to check with social networks.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             Display version information and dependencies.
  --verbose, -v, -d, --debug
                        Display extra debugging information and metrics.
  --rank, -r            Present websites ordered by their Alexa.com global
                        rank in popularity.
                        If using multiple usernames, the output of the results
                        will be saved at this folder.
  --output OUTPUT, -o OUTPUT
                        If using single username, the output of the result
                        will be saved at this file.
  --tor, -t             Make requests over TOR; increases runtime; requires
                        TOR to be installed and in system path.
  --unique-tor, -u      Make requests over TOR with new TOR circuit after each
                        request; increases runtime; requires TOR to be
                        installed and in system path.
  --csv                 Create Comma-Separated Values (CSV) File.
  --site SITE_NAME      Limit analysis to just the listed sites. Add multiple
                        options to specify more than one site.
  --proxy PROXY_URL, -p PROXY_URL
                        Make requests over a proxy. e.g.
  --json JSON_FILE, -j  JSON_FILE
                        Load data from a JSON file or an online, valid, JSON
  --print-found         Prints only found messages. Errors, and invalid
                        username errors will not appear.

For example to search for user:

python3 sherlock.py user123

All of the accounts found will be stored in a text file with the username (e.g user123.txt).

To search for more that user:

python3 sherlock.py user1 user2 user3

Docker Notes

If you have docker installed you can build an image and run this as a container.

docker build -t mysherlock-image .

Once the image is built sherlock can be invoked by running the following:

docker run --rm -t mysherlock-image user123

The optional --rm flag removes the container filesystem on completion to prevent cruft build-up. See https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/run/#clean-up---rm

The optional -t flag allocates a pseudo-TTY which allows colored output. See https://docs.docker.com/engine/reference/run/#foreground

It is possible to use the following command to access the saved results:

docker run --rm -t -v "$PWD/results:/opt/sherlock/results" mysherlock-image -o /opt/sherlock/results/text.txt user123

The -v "$PWD/results:/opt/sherlock/results" option tells docker create (or use) the folder results in the present working directory and to mount it at /opt/sherlock/results on the docker container. The -o /opt/sherlock/results/text.txt option tells sherlock to output the result

Or you can simply use "Docker Hub" to run sherlock:

docker run theyahya/sherlock user123

Adding New Sites

Please look at the Wiki entry on adding new sites to understand the issues.

NOTE: Sherlock is not accepting adult sites in the standard list.


If you are contributing to Sherlock, then Thank You!

Before creating a pull request with new development, please run the tests to ensure that all is well. It would also be a good idea to run the tests before starting development to distinguish problems between your environment and the Sherlock software.

The following is an example of the command line to run all the tests for Sherlock. This invocation hides the progress text that Sherlock normally outputs, and instead shows the verbose output of the tests.

$ python3 -m unittest tests.all --buffer --verbose

Note that we do currently have 100% test coverage. Unfortunately, some of the sites that Sherlock checks are not always reliable, so it is not uncommon to get response errors.

Stargazers over time

Stargazers over time


MIT © Yahya SayadArbabi
Original Creator - Siddharth Dushantha

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