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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2022 23:32:43 -0700
From: Ashildan V <>
Subject: Re: Should I see special characters in status updates?

Thanks Magnum and Eric!

I tried the following:

*john -stdout -inc:ascii | findstr #*

and the response was that john.rec was locked.

If anyone has a quick fix for this, I'd love to try to get this to work. If
not, I'll probably try to install a VirtualBox VM
<> with Ubuntu.

P.S. - I'm on day 25. I'm getting 170p/s (and all the other metrics). I'm
pretty sure I used a special character in the password. Is there a way for
me to estimate how long it'll take for JTR to start trying
special characters?

Is there a way to force it to use them from the start?

On Sun, Oct 9, 2022 at 5:20 AM Eric Oyen <> wrote:

> Or, this could be made a bit easier by use of a virtual machine running
> linux. VMWare, Parallels, and many others are supported in windows and from
> there, running JTR after installing the required packages is easy peasy. I
> do so on a windows machine here and I haven’t run into the problems appear
> to be happening in this case.
> -Eric
> > On Oct 6, 2022, at 3:45 AM, magnum <> wrote:
> >
> > On 2022-10-05 07:32, Ashildan V wrote:
> >> I tried the commands you shared, but none of them worked.
> >> When I tried (exactly as I've typed it below):
> >
> >> I got the responses:
> >> *'grep' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
> >> program or batch file*
> >> *'head' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
> >> program or batch file*
> >
> >> I'm running John on a Windows machine. Could that be the problem?
> >
> > Yes. You should probably run them under a Cygwin shell and not a
> Windows' command window. Or learn Windows commands such as (IIRC) "findstr"
> that could be used in place of "grep".
> >
> > However, you don't need to run those example at all - simply trust us
> that uppercase (and specials) *will* be used, just not very early in the
> process.
> >
> > magnum
> >

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