# 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 they are not installed# install the requirements
$ python3 -m pip 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]
[--proxy_list PROXY_LIST] [--check_proxies CHECK_PROXY]
USERNAMES [USERNAMES ...]
Sherlock: Find Usernames Across Social Networks (Version 0.9.11)
USERNAMES One or more usernames to check with social networks.
-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.
--folderoutput FOLDEROUTPUT, -fo FOLDEROUTPUT
If using multiple usernames, the output of the results
will be saved to this folder.
--output OUTPUT, -o OUTPUT
If using single username, the output of the result
will be saved to 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
--proxy_list PROXY_LIST, -pl PROXY_LIST
Make requests over a proxy randomly chosen from a list
generated from a .csv file.
--check_proxies CHECK_PROXY, -cp CHECK_PROXY
To be used with the '--proxy_list' parameter. The
script will check if the proxies supplied in the .csv
file are working and anonymous.Put 0 for no limit on
successfully checked proxies, or another number to
institute a limit.
--print-found Do not output sites where the username was not found.
To search for only one user:
python3 sherlock.py user123
To search for more than one user:
python3 sherlock.py user1 user2 user3
Accounts found will be stored in an individual text file with the corresponding username (e.g user123.txt).
Anaconda (Windows) Notes
If you are using Anaconda in Windows, using ‘python3’ might not work. Use ‘python’ instead.
If docker is 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:
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 to 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 use “Docker Hub” to run sherlock:
docker run theyahya/sherlock user123
You can use the docker-compose.yml file from the repository and use this command:
docker-compose run sherlok -o /opt/sherlock/results/text.txt user123
NOTE: Sherlock is not accepting adult sites in the standard list.
Thank you for contributing to Sherlock!
Before creating a pull request with new development, please run the tests to ensure that everything is working great. 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.