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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:56:39 -0500
From: "JFoug" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: need more info about -single=Section

> Can you explain more about "-single=Section" from "Numerous option
> additions and some bug fixes for" patch posted at

john -single    simply runes the rules from the [List.Rules:Single] section, 
and when running in 'single' mode, there are some additional things added to 
the rules.   What -single[=Section] allows, is it allows you to build 
multiple 'single' rules blocks into john.ini, and then from the command line 
specify one other than the 'default'.  So if you have [List.Rules:Single] 
the default one, and add a new [List.Rules:Single_custom] section, then 
simply using john -single=Single_custom  will run john, using the new 
section you built, without having to edit john.ini all the time.

This has also been done to the -rules switch  (-rules=section)   Now, if you 
are running NTLM on some LM cracked words, simply use -rules=nt  and do not 
have to edit.   Or you can build many differnt rule sets for differnt 
purposes, and simply use the =Section with the -rules switch, and pick and 
chose which to use.


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