Around January 2014, my original hdd died on me, I bought a new hard drive and let the old one sit. Got myself an external enclosure recently, to recover my old work, only to realize my main folder had been encrypted with FileVault and i'd forgotten the password.
(It was encrypted on OS X 10.6, with legacy filevault)
I've seen John the Ripper mentioned a lot for cracking passwords, I've gotten as far as getting a build (1.7.9-jumbo-7 [macosx-x86-64]) installed. I have a word list ready and a vague idea of what my pass could be, I'm just not sure where to go from here.
I'm hoping I could get some guidance on what I would need to do next.
Edit: I'm running on os x 10.9, if this is relevant?