Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 14:54:46 -0700 From: jeff <jeff@...funit.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: rule for password with control characters >> I tried using your better rules. >> >> [List.Rules:ins_control_1] >> \r[00-6] '7 i\p[0-7][\x7f\x80\x01-\x1f] >> >> [List.Rules:rep_control_1] >> [0-7] '8 o\0[\x7f\x80\x01-\x1f] > You lost the ">" characters at the start of the lines. They were _not_ > e-mail quoting, but were part of the rules. Maybe whatever you use to > read e-mail hid them from your view. So, in plain English, you need to > add ">" right before the "\r", and add ">" right before the "[0-7]". > The ">" is a rule command that asks to reject the input word if it is > shorter than the length given next (which in this case varies between > the many rules generated by preprocessor expansion). > > You can also see and copy-paste the rules in the archived message here: > > https://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2023/05/16/2 You are correct. My email program (Thunderbird) changed the ">" to a vertical bar, which looked like quoted email text. I stripped that out, which broke things. I put the ">" back in, and everything is working great! Thanks a bunch
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