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Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:54:17 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: johnny: how to handle sessions?

On 08/06/2012 09:28 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> Johnny could not restore arbitrary .rec because .rec contains relative
> paths and we do not know current dir at time of creation of .rec
> file. I'd say we could assume that file is not moved and we could
> subtract path to session file stored in .rec and real path to session
> file but this does not work in case of --session=../name .

You could convert the session name as well as each user-supplied file
name specified (wordlist file name, file name with password hashes) into
an absolute name, and run

/path/to/john /home/user/<subdir>/pw

This should work, shouldn't it?


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