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Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:18:35 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: example odf cracking password

On 03/10/2013 12:43 PM, Davide Marchi wrote:
> john -format=odf output.txt
> obtain:
> Unknown ciphertext format name requested

Then you are obviously not running a john binary which was built using
latest git.

Did you notice that Rich recommended
	./john output.txt

But you used
	john output.txt

The former command runs the john binary which is located in the current
Your command instead searches all $PATH directories for an executable
file named john, and executes the first one found.
You were probably running a john binary which was included in your
distribution (either a core binary without jumbo additions, or just an
older jumbo version).


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