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Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:14:27 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Significant items concerning the MS Windows (cygwin)
 build of john-1.7.9-jumbo-6

On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> 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:

It is due to processing inside of john. The text after the first colon
(in C:\#data) is passed as "ciphertext" to the format which causes the
format to not load the hash.

In john we assume that the username won't contain colons (but under
Windows and non-hash formats this can happen).


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