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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:50:01 -0600
From: Matthew Smith <>
Subject: syntax error in 7z2john

I am trying to get into a 7zip file I lost the password for.

I originally downloaded and tried * John the Ripper 1.7.9-jumbo-5 (Windows
binaries, ZIP, 3845 KB)*, got the syntax error, and tried an earlier
version, and got the same error.

I know nothing of python(I code another language) and I'm not sure what to
do.  I would really like to get this working.  Is there any workaround or
something I can do?

Here's the error, found in :

C:\john\run>7z2john myfile.7z
  File "C:\john\run\", line 786
    print "%s:$7z$0$%s$%s$%s$%s$%s$%s$%s$%s$%s" % (fname,

SyntaxError: invalid syntax


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