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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:05:32 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: plaintext truncation

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 09:02:12PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 08/13/2015 08:57 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 09:09:06PM +0300, Solar Designer wrote:
> >> To implement this, we probably need to introduce a new format flag.
> >> Should we call it FMT_TRUNC?  And what should it mean - target system's
> >> truncation or JtR's truncation at a length below the target system's?
> > 
> > OK, I think it should be FMT_TRUNC and it should mean the target
> > system's truncation, which JtR will replicate (like it does now).
> But some target systems will truncate or limit the length  in
> characters, not bytes.

Yes, but we already have this problem.  Do you want us to try to come up
with a solution for both problems at once?


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