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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:55:19 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Does restore session parse the configuration file for changes

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:20:12PM -0500, Stephen Reese wrote:
> I have noticed a pattern in the passwords that john is recovering and
> would like to adjust the min and max lengths to reflect this. If I
> stop the current process and adjust the configuration file, will the
> process re-read the configuration file and begin using the new values

Yes.

> or do I need to start the process over again using a new session?

In this specific case, no.  You can make the edit and then --restore.

Alexander

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