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Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 11:02:28 +0200
From: rembrandt <>
Subject: Changing the way algorithms are listed ('course the list got

I would like to suggest that in new john-versions the way how avaiable
algorithms are listed might get changed.

Right now it looks like (+ algo-patch applied):

--format=NAME              force hash type NAME:


I like to suggest that algorithms are listed in a list + very short
description what they are for or where there are used.
I do not know each algorithm either (for example epi, never took a look..)
thus I think this might be handy.

I have such a example in mind:

DES - default unix crypt() DES
mysql-sha1 - SHA1 generated by MySQL
HDAA - (well, no clue, never needed it yet).

Also maybe a lil unification: tolower or tobigger... but mixed?
This wont change anything in the functionality but I think it might be handy.


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