Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 15:41:19 +0200 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Use of ? in options like --list=format-methods:?, that is mask Hi Aleksey, On 07/03/2012 03:25 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote: > On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 02:58:10PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote: >> $ ./john --list=format-methods:? > > By the way I found that ? is a mask in unix shells. ? is a magic char > that means any char. So you need to quote it like > $ ./john --list=format-methods:\? > or > $ ./john '--list=format-methods:?' > or with double quotes to say exactly what you want. thanks for pointing that out. Jim reported a similar problem for --list=? under Windows some time ago. So, may be we should use --list=help instead of --list=?. Or. may be, show all possible values when using ./john --list (without values) Now that jumbo-5 got released with --list=?, we need to support it a little longer, but we don't need to actively advertising it in the usage screen. Instead of --list=format-methods:?, I would vote for a new option name --list=method-names or something similar. But I'll not write any more patches today. (I got already two simple patches wrong - time to rest.) So, either someone else does it, or I will wait one or two days until agreement about the preferred approach is reached. Frank
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