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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:00:42 -0500
From: Richard Miles <>
Subject: Re: Two questions (or feature suggestion) about JTR usage.

Hi Solar,

It worked very well, thanks for tip, it's really simple and great and I was
not aware of it.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 08:38:54PM -0500, Richard Miles wrote:
> > Thanks. Do you have any additional reference about how to use this
> > AutoStatus? Any link reference or tutorial?
> Oh, it's so trivial that there's no tutorial anywhere. ;-)
> In john.conf, find the [List.External:AutoStatus] section.  Find this
> line in it:
>         interval = 1000;
> adjust the number 1000 as desired.  Status will be printed after every
> "interval" password candidates.
> Then use --external=AutoStatus on the command line along with other
> options that you normally use.
> There's no way to have this status printing based on real time rather
> than on number of candidate passwords tried.  Also, note that this has
> some performance impact (negligible for slow hashes, significant for
> fast hashes).
> Alexander

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