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Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:24:35 -0600
From: Stephen John Smoogen <>
Subject: Re: John the Ripper 1.7.9-jumbo-6

On 6 July 2012 11:07, Frank Dittrich <> wrote:
> On 07/04/2012 06:51 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 06:12:43PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>>> On 07/04/2012 06:02 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
>>>> someone in the "heise online" thread asked for a GUI.
>>> But he got 88% negative votes from other users for his opinion
>>> (only registered users can vote).
>> Oh, I didn't notice that.  Anyway, it does not mean that having an
>> optional GUI wouldn't be a plus, considering some prospective users.
> Yes, those people who would start john just once a year to check the
> strength of their own passwords would certainly benefit from a GUI.
> Meanwhile someone who apparently downloaded the windows .zip file
> complained about the lack of separation between user data and programs,
> the developers apparently "still living in the DOS era", because even
> the tutorial suggests to store config files and log files in the same
> directory as the program files.
> I don't know the Windows build. Would it be possible to alternatively
> provide a Windows build with JOHN_SYSTEMWIDE set?
> Will JOHN_PRIVATE_HOME               "~/.john" work as expected in this
> case, or are OS specific #ifdefs required?

OS Specific ifdefs would be required as ~/ is a Unix thing. You would
need to go off the Registry equivalnet of HOME.

> Frank

Stephen J Smoogen.
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