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Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:39:02 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: mask + external as filter, generic combinable filters

On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 01:25:02AM +0200, magnum wrote:
> On 2015-09-18 01:16, Solar Designer wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 01:06:11AM +0200, magnum wrote:
> >>If you want a literal "?w" for whatever reason, you'll need to write it
> >>as "\?\w".
> >
> >Wouldn't "??w" also work ("??" for literal "?", then "w")?
> 
> Perhaps before we dropped using rpp(?) but not anymore: The only escape 
> is backslash.

Escape yes, but "?" is supposed to define a character class with only
"?" in it, so it is supposed to be equivalent to literal "?".  I think
other tools have that, so we should too.  And it's in wordlist rules.

Alexander

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