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2013-05-12, 02:47
I''m getting the following notice when i want to use john on kali linux - ' sh : 1: john: not found' . How can I make it work? plz guide

2013-05-12, 08:11
Not sure what you're doing, but its working okay for me

root@kali:~# john
John the Ripper password cracker, ver: 1.7.9-jumbo-7 [linux-x86-sse2]
Copyright (c) 1996-2012 by Solar Designer and others
Homepage: http://www.openwall.com/john/

--config=FILE use FILE instead of john.conf or john.ini
--single[=SECTION] "single crack" mode
--wordlist[=FILE] --stdin wordlist mode, read words from FILE or stdin
--pipe like --stdin, but bulk reads, and allows rules
--loopback[=FILE] like --wordlist, but fetch words from a .pot file
--dupe-suppression suppress all dupes in wordlist (and force preload)
--encoding=NAME input data is non-ascii (eg. UTF-8, ISO-8859-1).
For a full list of NAME use --list=encodings
--rules[=SECTION] enable word mangling rules for wordlist modes
--incremental[=MODE] "incremental" mode [using section MODE]
--markov[=OPTIONS] "Markov" mode (see doc/MARKOV)
--external=MODE external mode or word filter
--stdout[=LENGTH] just output candidate passwords [cut at LENGTH]
--restore[=NAME] restore an interrupted session [called NAME]
--session=NAME give a new session the NAME
--status[=NAME] print status of a session [called NAME]
--make-charset=FILE make a charset file. It will be overwritten
--show[=LEFT] show cracked passwords [if =LEFT, then uncracked]
--test[=TIME] run tests and benchmarks for TIME seconds each
--users=[-]LOGIN|UID[,..] [do not] load this (these) user(s) only
--groups=[-]GID[,..] load users [not] of this (these) group(s) only
--shells=[-]SHELL[,..] load users with[out] this (these) shell(s) only
--salts=[-]COUNT[:MAX] load salts with[out] COUNT [to MAX] hashes
--pot=NAME pot file to use
--format=NAME force hash type NAME: afs bf bfegg bsdi crc32 crypt
des django dmd5 dominosec dragonfly3-32 dragonfly3-64
dragonfly4-32 dragonfly4-64 drupal7 dummy dynamic_n
epi episerver gost hdaa hmac-md5 hmac-sha1
hmac-sha224 hmac-sha256 hmac-sha384 hmac-sha512
hmailserver ipb2 keepass keychain krb4 krb5 lm lotus5
md4-gen md5 md5ns mediawiki mscash mscash2 mschapv2
mskrb5 mssql mssql05 mysql mysql-sha1 nethalflm netlm
netlmv2 netntlm netntlmv2 nsldap nt nt2 odf office
oracle oracle11 osc pdf phpass phps pix-md5 pkzip po
pwsafe racf rar raw-md4 raw-md5 raw-md5u raw-sha
raw-sha1 raw-sha1-linkedin raw-sha1-ng raw-sha224
raw-sha256 raw-sha384 raw-sha512 salted-sha1 sapb
sapg sha1-gen sha256crypt sha512crypt sip ssh
sybasease trip vnc wbb3 wpapsk xsha xsha512 zip
--list=WHAT list capabilities, see --list=help or doc/OPTIONS
--save-memory=LEVEL enable memory saving, at LEVEL 1..3
--mem-file-size=SIZE size threshold for wordlist preload (default 5 MB)
--nolog disables creation and writing to john.log file
--crack-status emit a status line whenever a password is cracked
--max-run-time=N gracefully exit after this many seconds
--regen-lost-salts=N regenerate lost salts (see doc/OPTIONS)
--plugin=NAME[,..] load this (these) dynamic plugin(s)

2013-05-14, 09:40
try these commands and give us their output:

which john

find / -name john

2013-06-13, 14:52
If the above suggestions do not work, check your PATH variable "echo $PATH". John is located at /usr/sbin/john, so make sure /usr/sbin is in the path variable.

2013-08-02, 12:15
John requires root priveleges. :)

2014-07-07, 07:30
Seems, even after install to hdd, kali need to be run from root?

2014-09-19, 14:31
Almost all the tools in Kali will require you to run them as Root.

2014-09-27, 13:24
Its working for me and i just installed Kali Linux but yes u need to be root