Re: ok im a newbe but i still want to learn how to use john the ripper
You need to open your Command Prompt and change it to the directory you've got JTR in.
When you've got there, just type in 'john' (without the quotes) at the prompt, and the Command Prompt will bring up the "options", and you'll see them in the command window.
Hope that helps.
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