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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:57:02 +0000
From: Hari Sekhon <>
Subject: Re: getting cracking speed info with nohup

thank you very much :-)

Solar Designer wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:36:07AM +0000, Hari Sekhon wrote:
>> When running nohup ./john passwdfile &, how can I found out the speed of 
>> the cracking the way you can when you just run ./john passwdfile and 
>> press enter to see what it is trying and how many combinations a second 
>> is is doing..?
> Use "john --status".  This will give you the combinations per second,
> but not the particular candidate passwords being tried.
> To get the most up to date information out of the running John, send it
> a SIGHUP (e.g., with "killall -HUP john") right before you request the
> status.

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