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Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:52:57 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Enhance john.local.conf to allow redefining individual
 john.conf options

On 2014-01-06 15:46, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 01/06/2014 01:05 AM, magnum wrote:
>> For now tldr but iirc we do have a problem in that things in
>> john.local.conf will NOT over-rule existing entries in john.conf and NO
>> warning is printed about that situation. I think preferred behavior *is*
>> to override, with no warning to screen but one in the log.
> When I tested yesterday, a section defined in john.local.conf completely
> overwrites a previously defined section, without any warning.
> (I didn't check the logs, though.)
> May be that behavior was different in the past.

Maybe it's even worse - it may depend on what you try to overwrite. 
Anyway it's not really defined and not properly tested.


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