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Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 09:25:16 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: bash auto-completion for john

On 05/16/2012 09:11 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> But john provides the version info in the first line of output when
> called without parameters:
> So I could extract the version string (up to the first space or '-'),
> and provide hard coded lists depending on the version
> -1.7.9 (introduced AutoAbort and AutoStatus
> (BTW: is there any documentation which john variables can be accessed
> from external mode?)
> -1.7.8 introduced AppendLuhn
> -1.7.7 introduced DateTime Repeats Subsets AtLeast1-Simple
> AtLeast1-Generic Policy
> -1.7.3 introduced DumbForce and KnownForce
> 1.7.3 was in July, 2008. Going back even more doesn't make much sense.

No, that should do. Or just provide usage syntax: Even if you do this
thoroughly I still think it will be confusing because if you correctly
list all default modes and the user has a bunch of custom modes
configured, he will see the former but not the latter. Doesn't make much


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