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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:35:32 +0000
From: Hari Sekhon <>
Subject: Re: john the ripper output

special thanks to Hendrik for the solution... this turns out to be the 
best way of mimicking the tail -f standard unix way of doing it...

Hendrik May wrote:
> Hari Sekhon schrieb:
>> I've tried that but the same problem occurs which is why I stopped using
>> nohup.
>> The output file nohup.out is also empty until john the ripper 
>> finishes at
>> which time it fills up with the output of what it cracked. But this 
>> defeats
>> the purpose, if it's cracking tonnes of passwords, I don't want to 
>> have to
>> wait days or weeks to actually see the results of the ones it's already
>> cracked.
>> On 14/03/06, John Smith <> wrote:
>>> Hari Sekhon wrote:
>>>> Can anybody tell me how to do this?
>>> I find the command "nohup" (man nohup) useful. It detaches the process
>>> from the terminal and logs everything to a default file of nohup.out.
>>> -J.S.
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> i´m not really sure if john writes the john.pot while its running, but 
> you could try running another instance of john with the option -show. 
> like this:
> john -show passfile

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