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Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 18:28:38 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Significant items concerning the MS Windows (cygwin) build of john-1.7.9-jumbo-6


On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 12:40:56PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> The colon (":") in the path is causing john to fail.

Why does this happen, exactly?  Is this some processing inside of John
itself or inside Cygwin?  In the latter case:

> I can internally
> convert the colon to something else to prevent the failure. This is be
> a common problem with almost all non-hash formats when running under
> Windows (which uses colon in the path name).

Maybe convert e.g. "C:\" to "/cygdrive/c/" inside an #ifdef __CYGWIN32__
... #endif block in these *_fmt*.c files?


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