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Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:40:44 +0100
From: Davide Marchi <>
CC: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: example odf cracking password

Frank Dittrich ha scritto:
> 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
> instead.
> The former command runs the john binary which is located in the current
> directory.
> 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).
> Frank
actually i was using:

Name        : john
Version     : 1.7.7
Release     : 1jumbo1.fc15
Architecture: x86_64

but as you suggest, i've downloaded:

and from "run" directory execute john,

now it goes well and the password discovery ;-)

many thanks


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