I am using John the Ripper jumbo release on Windows:

1.9.0-jumbo-1 64-bit Windows binaries

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I am told that there MIGHT be 2 different passwords in the zip file. To avoid problems, I should pick only 1 file. To do that, I should use the -o option.

If I use the following...

zip2john.exe myfile.zip -o vooab.vtv > hash.txt

... then it tells me ! -o : No such file or directory

What am I doing wrong?

  • 2
    Please look at the usage. Options must be given before the zip files, not after as you did. Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 22:28
  • @SteffenUllrich Thank you very much! Then it's wrong here (or it's different on another OS?) github.com/openwall/john/issues/3464
    – tmighty
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 22:55
  • I think you have to use sth like -o myfile.zip\VM_M\vooab.vtv as it's shown in the warning Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 23:43
  • This is a basic use question that is answered by reading the documentation.
    – schroeder
    Commented Oct 3, 2022 at 7:20


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