Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 11:24:03 +0200 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fwd: bash auto-completion for john On 05/08/2012 08:11 AM, magnum wrote: > On 05/08/2012 02:27 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote: >> Proper bash completion support for john needs much more effort. >> >> But here is a first humble attempt to support expansion of option names >> and expansion of file names for options --wordlist=, --config=, --pot=, >> and --make-charset= (the last option probably should be ignored, to make >> accidentally overwriting files harder). Arrgh. I realized that with the current version, options with file names starting with a tilde don't work as expected. > BTW for easier implementation of dynamic completion we could add hidden > options to john. For example, "john --list-rules" and "john > --list-ext-modes". This would make realtime loading easier, > automatically following .include directives and so on. It should also > support "john --conf=other.conf --list-rules". Good idea. We should, however, try to use just one option instead. E.g., --list=rules, --list=ext-modes... > I suppose we should add a make target that just copies src/bash to > /etc/bash_completion.d/ and mention this in some documentation file. The user would need write permission for /etc/bash_completion.d/. For a system-wide installation, this is probably OK. Frank
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