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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:08:09 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: wordlist dupe suppression

On 06/19/2012 09:55 PM, magnum wrote:
> On 2012-06-19 21:28, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>> On 06/19/2012 08:12 PM, jfoug wrote:
>>> I really dislike the worddupe code, being default.  Yes, I can see
>>> certain
>>> benefit from it, but making it default, .....
> We could make it configurable and default to off. It just beats me why
> anyone would prefer that.

If you know your wordlists don't contain any dupes, you don't need
dupes recognition when loading word list files.

> If this must be configurable, I *will* make it a john.conf option (thus
> not saved in the rec file) so I can set it correctly and forget about
> it. So what you say could happen. On the other hand, the same is true if
> you run a session, pause it, rewrite a rule set, and resume.

True, but I think with the dupes recognition logic this is less obvious
for a user.


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