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Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:18:23 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: wordlist dupe suppression

On 2012-06-19 22:55, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 06/19/2012 10:48 PM, magnum wrote:
>> --dupe-suppression       Suppress dupes in wordlist [regardless of size]
>> john.conf options (as delivered):
>> [Options]
>> # Dupe suppression will be performed if file is smaller than this
>> WordlistDupeSuppressThreshold = 0
> May be we should allow 0 to mean "regardless of size"?, and don't allow
> suppression if that parameter doesn't exist?
> If so, that should also be mentioned in the comment.

Maybe, but even I really want some limit. I would set it to a gigabyte 
or so. Alternatively, to make it crisp-clear, the comment could 
explicitly state that 0 means disabled.

>> # Same as above, but for closed-loop mode (.pot files)
>> PotFileDupeSuppressThreshold = 1073741824
> The comment should mention a unit. Wordlist file size of 1073741824
> bytes? Number of lines in the wordlist file?

Good user-view thoughts as usual. Whatever I choose, I'll document it in 
the comments.

Also, this will probably make me re-visit the issue of putting the 
default --mem-file-size into john.conf. I gave up my last try because 
there is a chicken-or-egg obstacle.


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