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Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 14:54:46 -0700
From: jeff <>
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:
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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