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Hey all,
I am trying to write a mask of specific length such that involves a possible digit appended similar to this '?l?l?l?l?l?l?d' but a bit more complex, the thing is I would also like all entries without the digit to be brute forced too. Should I just write two separate masks:

or is there a way to accomplish this with just a single mask? I know that you can create a custom value character -1 ?l?d but the length of letters needs to be the same. Thank you.
There's no way for a single mask to express optional characters (that I'm aware of).

But if you pass a file containing the masks, they are processed in succession very quickly.
hashcat -m 0 -a 3 -w 3 --increment --increment-min 6 hash.txt ?l?l?l?l?l?l?d
Good point! True for this particular case, but not the more general case. Tongue Wink