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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:28:02 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Options which are not mentioned in doc/OPTIONS

After stumbling across two options which are not documented in
doc/OPTIONS, I thought I might as well check what else is missing.

So, here comes a list of options (either from the main usage screen or
from --list=hidden-options) which are not mentioned in doc/OPTIONS.
(I didn't count doc/CHANGES-jumbo and doc/CHANGES-jumbo.git as
documentation for options which aren't documented anywhere else.)


(Only for GPU)


Since I submitted the patch which added the --help option, I'll come up
with a patch documenting it. (Not that --help would need much



This option is well documented in doc/MARKOV. So doc/OPTIONS just needs
a very short description and a pointer to doc/MARKOV.


May be in addition to doc/OPTIONS we also need to adjust doc/MARKOV,
doc/README-OPENCL does mention this option:
"Some formats honour the --max-length option, ..."


The files mentioned for --max-length=N might need to be updated.


This option is mentioned in doc/ENCODINGS:
$ iconv < greek.8859-7.dict -f iso-8859-7 -t cp737 | ./john -pipe
-enc:cp737 ...

What about s#./john -pipe -enc:cp737#./john --pipe -encoding=cp737# here?


(Only for OpenCL)


I am afraid there are not that many people who would be able to document
(I still need to know how to find possible completions for --plugin= in
my bash completion script.)



(OpenCL only)


(OpenCL only)


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