Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:40:35 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Add --list=hidden-options hint to usage output On 17 Jan, 2013, at 23:11 , Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote: > On 01/17/2013 11:03 PM, magnum wrote: >> On 17 Jan, 2013, at 22:59 , Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> 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: > > --pipe > --loopback[=FILE] > --dupe-suppression > --pot=NAME IMHO all of those should be in the main output, but I am open for group pressure :-) magnum
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