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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 04:51:48 +0300
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: Re: hash type identification (from john-users)

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 02:05:12AM +0100, magnum wrote:
> On 2015-11-23 01:38, Solar Designer wrote:
> >We have built-in hash type autodetection in JtR: when invoked without a
> >--format option, yet given file(s) with at least one valid-looking hash
> >encoding, JtR will print the detected hash types and their corresponding
> >--format options.
> >
> >In jumbo, I think there are additional ways to query this information,
> >for scripting around JtR, but I am not familiar with this.  Frank,
> >Alexander Cherepanov - maybe you'd comment on this?  And maybe we need
> >to make this easier to find and use?
> "Git blame" says it was Aleksey. I'm not familiar with that either but this
> reminds me: I'd appreciate if this "--show=types" stuff that's now wedged
> into ldr_split_line(), could be moved to a separate function/functions. The
> function(s) can still be called from ldr_split_line - I just want the code
> separated for readability and mergability. As written now, it will be a
> royal pain to merge and it has already given me headache when debugging
> unrelated problems.

Ouch. I'll look into that. Thanks!

Aleksey Cherepanov

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