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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:12:50 +0200
From: Albert Veli <albert.veli@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: *2john conversion support

I don't think it is necessary to convert the scripts. Either execute the
script themselves and hope they have a #!/usr/bin/env python or similar
shebang line. Or execute perl (with script as first argument) for .pl
scripts and python (with script as first argument) for .py scripts. That
will work in both windows and all unix dialects. And then fix the scripts
as magnum suggested above so they all follow the same paradigm.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com> wrote:

>
> > On Jul 13, 2015, at 5:20 PM, Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM, Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com> wrote:
> >> The biggest issues stopping us from doing more than what I proposed are:
> >> 1. The tools are written in different languages
> >> 2. They don't follow an interface for either parameters, input nor
> output(error reporting, etc..)
> >> 3. We don't have a maintainer for those and trying to make heads or
> tails of it will already take too much of mine and Mathieu's time. We don't
> even know how many of them are still supposed to work, we don't have a file
> format/version to script mapping, etc..
> >>
> >> Maybe for another GSoC, we could have a potential task up for 2john
> script maintainer, to take care of converting them to a single scripting
> language, normalize to a single interface for parameters, input and output,
> test them and write some documentation. And after that work is done, Johnny
> could pick the results up and make more of it through an UI.
> >
> > I can probably pull this off in a weekend (or two).
> >
> > What is the expected output of this new unified single script (or
> > program)? Can it just print a bunch of hashes for a given input file?
>
> Misunderstanding here. I never mentioned a master script. What I was
> hinting at is a common unified interface that all scripts follow. Both
> arguments and stdin/stdout should follow the interface rules, Magnum's
> followup to this thread has a nice writeup on that. The other thing was
> that it's probably best to attempt to convert most scripts to a single
> language, agreed by all.
>
>
> Shinnok
>
>

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