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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:28:42 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: JtR 1.7.5


John the Ripper version 1.7.5 is out, along with its corresponding
jumbo patch update.  This is yet another development version.  There was
no specific focus for this update, so a variety of minor enhancements
were implemented (mostly in response to requests made, questions asked,
and issues raised on the john-users mailing list lately).

The changes since are as follows:

* Support for the use of "--format" along with "--show" or "--make-charset"
has been added.

* The choice of .rec and .log filenames for custom session names has been
made more intuitive.

* A new numeric variable has been added to the word mangling rules engine:
"p" for position of the character last found with the "/" or "%" commands.

* Support for "\r" (character lists with repeats) and "\p0" (reference
to the immediately preceding character list/range) has been added to the
word mangling rules preprocessor.

* The undefined and undocumented behavior of some subtle word mangling
rules preprocessor constructs has been changed to arguably be more sensible.

* Some bugs were fixed, most notably JtR crashing on no password hashes
loaded (bug introduced in


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