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Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:56:19 +0200
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: "Hide" more options

On 2012-06-30 18:50, jfoug@....net wrote:
> ---- Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> 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.

I use to throw in a --mem=0 all the time, unless the dictionary is
humongous.

>>> --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.)

But that does not mean you need it in the primary usage blob. What I do
use to look at, is format names. This is a LOT better now that we have
bash completion though.

magnum

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