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Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:06:30 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: scrypt

On 06/30/2013 07:05 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> I've now attached a newer revision of it.

Sorry for digging up such an old topic, scrypt format has been committed
to bleeding-jumbo several months ago.

Is there a particular reason why one of the scrypt tests has a
ciphertext and a password containing horizontal tab and line feed
characters?

For test purposes, I implemented --list=format-tests.
Currently, my trivial patch prints format label, number, ciphertext,
password, separated by horizontal tabs.
So far, there's not a single test with a password containing a ':', so I
could have used a colon as a delimiter.
But I decided to use a tab, because I thought that passwords containing
horizontal tabs would be less likely than passwords containing colons.

Since one of the scrypt tests contains line feed characters, using the
output of --list=format-tests is more difficult than it needs to be,
even if ':' would be used as a delimiter.

Frank

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