Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:17:46 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: bleeding-jumbo: john fails to show status on key press On 2014-12-18 09:35, Frank Dittrich wrote: > On 12/18/2014 09:04 AM, Royce Williams wrote: >> Why would running john via sudo make key-press status updates not appear? > > Because the key press would be sent to sudo, not to john. Right. If you pass something via stdin (like "cat file | sudo john") it does work fine because sudo will pass it on. But stdin is not used for detecting keypresses, it polls the tty directly. magnum
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