Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:13:01 -0500 From: "jfoug" <jfoug@....net> To: <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: RE: Use of ? in options like --list=format-methods:?, that is mask -list=list ? or -list=help or -list=? All seem fine. Also, there is no need to have just one. If you document -list=help, the others should still be allowed to work. I think >From: Frank Dittrich [mailto:frank_dittrich@...mail.com] > >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. Agreed. No reason to 'ever' not support it. Just do not advertise. >Instead of --list=format-methods:?, I would vote for a new option name - >-list=method-names or something similar. -list=help -list=help:method-names -list=help:other-specialized-listing ... Jim.
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