v 0.49 increment min equivalent
For the moment, I'm stuck with v.49 and can't use the --increment option. I wish to force Hashcat to start at a minimum of 8 character passkey, and not work it's way up from a 1 character ->8 character passkey. Is there an equivalent option to do this? Thanks.
Read the --help
Or read this (I wrote it myself!):

Make yourself a mask file. So if you start at 8, and want to go up to 10, try


(for example)
Put that in a file, and use the path to it instead of sepcifying your mask in the command.
hashcat doesn't support hcmask files, only oclHashcat.
Latest hashcat version does support hcmask
Oh, must have missed that change. Never mind then Smile