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Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:03:44 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: --crack-status disables emitting a status line  whenever
 a password is cracked...

On 2012-06-28 14:39, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> ... if CrackStatus=Y in john.conf?
> I must say I find this counter-intuitive, given the usage output:
> --crack-status            emit a status line whenever a password is cracked
> Why not --crack-status[=Y] and --crack-status=N.
> But may be we are over-engineering such an unimportant feature.
> (And I would have to adjust the bash completion to list Y and N as
> possible completions)

Yes, the option toggles the config. Well, the behavior is documented :)

> Now there are 2 ways to get a status line after each cracked password:
> --crack-status on the command line
> CrackStatus=Y in john.conf
> Can I please have a third one, to be switched on in External modes?
> And a new command-line option --beep=Y / --beep=N to overwrite Beep = N
> in john.conf, and --idle=[Y|N] as well?

Sure, just push to bleeding! Should be trivial.


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