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Old 04-23-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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PW recovery: fcrackzip. -p switch won't work

I'm running a brute force fcrackzip on a file on a linux box. I have
to stop the process and when I start it again, I don't want to have to
start over from the beginning of the alphabet. According to the man page there's a -p
switch that is supposed to specify the beginning string, but it doesn't
seem to work.
if I remember correctly the command I ran (I know it doesn't include the -p) is:
<mylinuxbox@localhost>$fcrackzip -v -c a1! -l 7
Anyone have a detailed example (command line code) on
how to get fcrackzip to start on something other than "a". thanks
Old 04-24-2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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when you stop fcrackzip it should generate a log file.........and the log should tell you what letters/numbers the process stopped, when you restart you just use the -p switch and include the letters that were last processed according to that log.........IE
 mylinuxbox@localhost>$fcrackzip -v -c a1! -p billyjo -l 7
Old 04-24-2005, 04:19 AM   #3
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freakyg - thanks for the reply. I'll try it when I actually have to stop the prog. I didn't know it output a log confusion was coming in with the fact that even though I was using the -l switch (when I tried to restart say at "n" or "s"), the -p character number wasn't increasing.

The starting password given by the -p switch determines the length. fcrackzip will not currently increase the password length automatically, unless the -l switch is used.


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