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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:12:16 -0300
From: Nahuel Grisolia <>
Cc: Eric Allione <>
Subject: Re: [Mac OS 10.9.4, John the Ripper Pro] cannot find after install

You rock Solar!

On Sep 14, 2014, at 10:35 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> Hi Eric,
> I've refunded your purchase based on your off-list request, but to
> answer your questions for others on john-users or reading the archives:
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 06:45:01AM -1000, Eric Allione wrote:
>> I just purchased John the Ripper Pro along with the word list. After
>> clicking the the DMG file and going through the motions, it said it was
>> finished installing. However I cannot find any trace of this program on my
>> computer. I tried reinstalling it and again it said it was finished
>> installing, but it's no where to be found on the search or the application
>> list.
> It installs under your user account's home directory.  This is an
> installation mode Mac OS X supports starting with version 10.5.  We find
> such user-local installation more appropriate for this specialized
> application, as opposed to "polluting" the entire system.
> In fact, the documentation says:
> ---
> To install the application, double-click the installer application and
> follow the prompts.  John the Ripper is installed in a directory called
> John_Pro in your home directory.
> To run the application, double-click on the Run_John AppleScript.  This
> will open a terminal window with the correct settings, allowing you to
> type "john" to run the program and see a list of the command-line
> options.  Make sure to read the documentation distributed with this
> program.  The documentation is found in the "doc" subdirectory.
> ---
>> I did not add the word pack (I am not sure how yet). Are there supposed to
>> be some commands that work in the terminal now that I installed that DMG
>> file?
> John the Ripper Pro already includes and is pre-configured to use a
> wordlist that is good enough for you to get started.  The per-language
> wordlists are in case you need to run a more focused attack, e.g.
> enabling you to test more variations of words from a certain language in
> the same amount of time than you would be able to with the generic
> wordlist.  There are other uses of this sort as well.
> To use a specific wordlist, you'd use either the --wordlist option (and
> provide the wordlist filename as parameter) or edit the "Wordlist = "
> line in john.conf.  This is described in the included documentation.
>> I'm a little concerned about what I did to this new Mac server,
> No changes to the system have been made.  This is one of the reasons why
> we prefer those user-local installs.
>> aside from whether I wasted $100
> You did not: we offer unconditional refunds.
> Best regards,
> Alexander

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