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Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:50:11 -0400
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Subject: Re: "Hide" more options

---- Frank Dittrich <> wrote: 
> > --mem-file-size=SIZE      size threshold for wordlist preload (default
> 5 MB)
> I think most users don't really know what SIZE to pick anyway,
> so let's move it to hidden-options as well.

I personally use this one ALL the time.  If you know your dictionary, and it fits in memory, simply use -mem=filesize (plus a little).   So if the dictionary is 800mb, simply do -mem=850000000.  This makes a -rules run, go much faster.
> > --config=FILE             use FILE instead of john.conf or john.ini
> OK. The only reason why I would have used this option was for running
> several Markov mode sessions with different stats files at the same
> time. But that reason is gone with the introduction of [Markov:MODE].

I use this quite a bit also (well I was using it.)

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