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Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 01:04:23 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: bash auto-completion for john

On 05/16/2012 12:45 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 05/13/2012 12:22 AM, magnum wrote:
>> Also, I have mixed feeling about hard-coded lists. If you hard-code
>> "appendluhn" and the user runs an older version not having that, it will
>> be very confusing.
> AppendLuhn has been added to the official john.conf with 1.7.8 (released
> in June, 2011, distributed with fedora 16).
> It was the only external mode added in that release.
> Many of the other external modes have been added with 1.7.7 (released in
> April, 2011).
> Do you know which official john version is included in other recent
> Linux distributions? 1.7.6, and worst of all is for
Sparc 8 64-bit.

> How far back in time should I go with my hard coded list?

With the bits you get from --list=build-info, it's probably not that
hard to grep the actual config file for rules and modes (or did you try
that already?). These versions do not have the .include directive so if
you do that, you are set.


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