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Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:33:41 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: "Hide" more options

On 23 Nov, 2012, at 11:49 , Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote:
> On 11/23/2012 09:40 AM, magnum wrote:
>> On 11/23/2012 12:28 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>>> One option remained in the main usage output, but I think it should also
>>> be moved to --hidden-options:
>>> --plugin=NAME[,..]        load this (these) dynamic plugin(s)
>> 
>> Yes, that was just me being lazy with keeping track of the ifdefs.
> 
> May be we should even disable HAVE_DL in the Makefile.
> Instead, we could add a comment line which those who (even know how to)
> add a plugin can uncomment.

I agree. Virtually nobody uses it. If someone distributed (closed-source?) plugins that worked with latest released Jumbo, it would be another thing. But I have never heard of any such thing.

>>> The following option should be moved above the --format=NAME line
>>> (similar to the core john version).
>> 
>> Did you miss to include something here?
> 
> Yes, I did:
> --save-memory=LEVEL        enable memory saving, at LEVEL 1..3

So that's above the format list in core?! Excellent, then we should definitely move it up!

magnum

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