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Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:43:34 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Custom Windows build - What happened to

On 2017-08-18 17:39, Glen B wrote:
> I was having issues with earlier builds and getting a hash of a ZIP file
> read properly (according to zip2john at the time, it was a pkzip2
> format). I've downloaded the latest Windows build from the wiki, John
> the Ripper v1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding (Bleeding version on 2017-03-06).
> Something that's new to me is that the zip2john executable seems to have
> been replaced with a different file. The text initially reads "symlink"
> with some non-text characters following. I'm assuming this is a linux
> symlink file, which neither Windows nor I know how to interpret.
> I'm not having much luck searching GitHub for an explanation of this
> change. Can anyone offer any tips on how I'm supposed to proceed with
> cracking a zip file at this point?

I believe you need to run from a Cygwin shell, not the CMD.EXE Windows 
shell. If you can find a MinGW build instead I guess the problem will be 


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