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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:19:53 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: using --fork for the first time

On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 07:34:04AM +0100, Patrick Proniewski wrote:
> I find that I've got a lot of duplicates in john.pot:
> $ wc -l john.pot
>     1254 john.pot
> $ sort -u john.pot | wc -l
>      979
> Is that to be expected? Digging into john.pot shows that most dupes are probably cracked during 'single'.

Like Marek said, yes - it is normal to have some dupes with "--fork",
except with cracking modes that are not supposed to ever produce any
duplicate candidate passwords (e.g., incremental and mask should not).

To see the cracked passwords without dupes, use "--show".


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