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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:44:28 -0500
From: "jfoug" <jfoug@....net>
To: <john-users@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: RE: -subformat key works better than documented

The -format=md5-gen  -subformat=md5_gen(x)  'has' been left intact, legacy,
but should be viewed as deprecated.

Jim.

>From: Aleksey Cherepanov [mailto:aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com]
>
>I found on john-1.7.8-jumbo5 that -subformat key accepts following:
>$ john -format:md5-gen -subformat:'md5_gen(0)' ...
>It works for me like
>$ john -format:'md5_gen(0)'
>While documentation (doc/OPTIONS) does not say about -subformat key.
>It says only about -subformat=LIST key that shows list of subformats.
>However such behaviour seems to me to be intuitional.
>
>Hence the question could I use such behaviour in Johnny? Or will it be
>fixed to be like in documentation and I should not use it?



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