Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:49:17 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Markov stats file as a command-line option On 16 Jan, 2013, at 2:16 , Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote: > I think using --markov[=...] plus --markov-stats (i.e., 2 options is > confusing. Maybe. A workaround for the [technical problem with the] name-clash would be to name it -mkv-file= and this would work fine. I would not mind including that as a hidden option. > Based on this logic, you would have to add > --incremental=... --chr-file= or something similar as well. Well if someone really wants it I would not mind including that too as a hidden option. > And adding the stats file to the existing --markov=option instead isn't > that easy, because there are already so many different optional parameters. > You would have to make sure the stats file name cannot be confused with > the markov section name. > That means. you would need to specify both section name and stats file > name. Then, you would need to make sure that the stats file name cannot > be confused with the other optional parameters. > The file name shouldn't contain colons. And it would need to contain at > least one character that isn't '0' - '9' or '-', so that it cannot be > mistaken vor the LEVEL (or MINLVL-MAXLVL). > Not that this can't be done. I can't think of a good syntax either. I do not think adding it to the existing --markov option is a way to go. > If you really create different stats files with such a high frequency, > and keep using all those stats files instead of just the last one, you > might as well use a script which adds a few lines to the end of your > john.local.conf. A method I have used with Incremental is to have a one-off throwaway section permanently prepared in john.local.conf like this: [Incremental:Custom] File = $JOHN/custom.chr Whenever you want to try a one-off chr file, just create it named "custom.chr" and use it. Next time, over-write it. But this assumes you don't want to use several at once, or save them for the future (OTOH if you happen to find a really good one, why not rename it and add a section for it). The same trick could be used for Markov of course. magnum
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