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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:14:32 +0100
From: vadim vitaly <>
Subject: Rulesets combination and logs

Hi !

Here are two features requests for john. By feature request, i mean ideas
for those who have the time, will and skills to dev something new for john
(thanks to them).

First, it would be great to have the possibility to combine various
rulesets when starting a cracking job.
I mean something like that:
./john hashfile -rules:best.rules -rules:leetspeak.rules -w:wordlist
This way it would be easier to crack password which are the result of two
rules (or more!),  for example: n1nt3nd0!2012 (leetspeak + append
special4num) and keeping at the same time a clear and simple rulesets in my

The other feature request is the possibility to have more verbose log.
Particularly, when cracking a password using wordlist and rules. It would
be great to have information like the original word used and the rule
The idea here is to make better stats about which combinations of word and
rules are the more efficient (and the same way which rules are absolutely
not efficient).
I know it is already possible to have the rule used to cracked a password
in the john.log file, would it be possible to also add the original
candidate word ?
Something like that would be perfect for parsing:
15 0:01:17:13 + Cracked bobama_history0 (password / originalword / rule)


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