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Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:18:24 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Re:  Re: restore difficult zip password

On 2015-07-22 00:47, magnum wrote:
> ... I realized THAT is the problem! Since his file was called
> .gz even though it wasn't gzipped, his pkzip format was fooled into
> looking for a known plaintext (a gz file magic) that wasn't there -
> voila, false negative.
> @JimF, I think we should ditch all use of file magic (or make non
> default) now that we have the excellent Huffman checks.

Fixed now. File-magic known-plain is never used unless asked for. The 
speed regression in this very case was a mere percent on my laptop even 
though the file was pretty large.


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