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Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:49:06 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: "Hide" more options

On 11/23/2012 09:40 AM, magnum wrote:
> On 11/23/2012 12:28 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote:
>> One option remained in the main usage output, but I think it should also
>> be moved to --hidden-options:
>> --plugin=NAME[,..]        load this (these) dynamic plugin(s)
> Yes, that was just me being lazy with keeping track of the ifdefs.

May be we should even disable HAVE_DL in the Makefile.
Instead, we could add a comment line which those who (even know how to)
add a plugin can uncomment.

> IMHO we should only move --plugin. My main concern was super-rarely-used
> options, debug/test options and stuff that was placed below the format
> list.

That's why I wanted to learn what other people think.

>> The following option should be moved above the --format=NAME line
>> (similar to the core john version).
> Did you miss to include something here?

Yes, I did:
--save-memory=LEVEL        enable memory saving, at LEVEL 1..3


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