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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:31:01 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: request for new dynamic subformats

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:51:35AM -0700, Francois Pesce wrote:
> I've noticed that just appending ^[0-9] ^[0-9] to the dictionary rules make
> the job.

Thanks.  You may optimize this to A0"[0-9][0-9]", which should be a bit
faster.  And this is a john-users topic, indeed. ;-)

> Wouldn't it be easier to implement a kind of "macro" parameter that allows
> a user to specify a rule or a set of rules to add to every rules? (i.e.
> john --macro-rule="^[0-9] ^[0-9]")

Yes, we should add support for combining of rulesets like this, and
maybe also support for specifying one-liners on the command-line.


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