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Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:18:06 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: office2john.c command-line

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Dhiru -
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 05:56:07AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
>> There should be some documentation on using the Office 2007/2010 file
>> support.  Right now, the office2john program is not compiled by default
>> (because of its extra dependencies, I guess), and the "make office2john"
>> target is not even documented.
>> Please add a doc/OFFICE file.
> Here's what I am using for now:
> $ cat OFFICE
> To use John the Ripper on Office 2007/2010 encrypted files, first build
> the included office2john program with "make office2john" in the src/
> directory.  Please note that it has extra prerequisites compared to John
> itself, which is why it is not being built by default.  Thus, you will
> need to install additional "development" packages first.
> Once this is in magnum-jumbo, please add more specific information on
> what packages need to be installed.

Sure. I will add notes for building office2john on Arch Linux, Ubuntu
and RHEL / Fedora systems.


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