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Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:30:29 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Cracking luks volume

On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 6:54 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:
> Thank you for helping provide user support, Rich!
>
No problem.
> On Sun, Feb 07, 2016 at 12:21:11PM -0500, Rich Rumble wrote:
>> You can use the KnownForce (external mode), rules, prince (plus
>> rules), or mask mode.
>
> KnownForce is pretty much obsoleted by mask.  In jumbo, it currently
> serves more as an external mode example than as something to use.
>
>> Mask: (I don't know how to escape star, semi-colon, colon, gt/lt,
>> question mark...)
>> -mask=F6TgW8D8[!@...^]F6TgW8D8[+={}.,-]F6TgW8D8?s
>
> To include characters that are special for the shell, quoting specific
> to the shell one is using should be used.  With most Unix shells, you'd
> put the string in single quotes, like this:
>
> -mask='F6TgW8D8[!@...^*;:<>]F6TgW8D8[+={}.,-]F6TgW8D8?s'
I never tried, I should probably always quote the mask then, thanks!
> Question mark is also special to mask mode itself, but only when it's
> not inside square brackets.  To specify a literal question mark when not
> inside square brackets, you need to double it.  For example:
Good tip, thanks again.

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