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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 19:30:12 +0100
From: Patrick Proniewski <>
Subject: Re: using --fork for the first time

On 08 déc. 2015, at 14:19, Solar Designer wrote:

> 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).

Thank you and Marek for your answers.


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