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Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 21:20:17 -0400
From: Matt Weir <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Using --show with older pot files

I have a number of old pot files. When using them in a new cracking session
they work great and john doesn't try to re-crack old passwords. I encounter
problems though when I use the -show option to see how many passwords are
cracked. Note, this is using bleeding john.

'--show=left' works as expected with old pot files. Old hashes are matched
as having cracked passwords in the list

'--show' only shows passwords cracked with newer cracking sessions, not
ones cracked under the older style pot files.

For example, assume the following pot file, (hashes x'd out)



If I run ./john -show target_list


1 password hashes cracked, 1 left

Even though password1 is in my cracked list and target list. Aka if it
doesn't have the $hashtype$ in front it doesn't work with the --show option.


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