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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:11:53 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: Add --list=hidden-options hint to usage output

On 01/17/2013 11:03 PM, magnum wrote:
> On 17 Jan, 2013, at 22:59 , Frank Dittrich <> wrote:
>> Now that the number of hidden options is similar to the number of
>> "regular" options, what about the attached patch?
>> Basically, it adds "see --list=hidden-options for even more john
>> options" to the usage output and makes sure this is the last line of
>> usage output even for GPU builds.
> It's a perfectly sane idea, but we were struggling to shorten the main list. What do others think? Personally I think a luser who doesn't find the hidden options anyway, will probably be better off without them ;-)

I made suggestions to further reduce the main usage output, but you
didn't like them.
(May be it is easier to reduce the list when --list=hidden-options is
mentioned on the main screen.)

IMHO, these are candidates for --list=hidden-options:



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