Use of "/" slash in mask
#1
Hello all,

Just found out that the slash operator cannot be used solo in a mask.
hashcat -m 0 -a 6 dict.txt ?d\/  -> works
hashcat -m 0 -a 6 dict.txt \/?d  -> works
hashcat -m 0 -a 6 dict.txt \/        -> doesn't work
hashcat -m 0 -a 6 dict.txt '/'     -> doesn't work

I know adding a slash operato can be done in many different ways. Just wanted to point out / ask here why it is not accepted even with the backslash prior to it.
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#2
If the mask is a valid path hashcat will try to load it as a hcmask file. Workaround is to create a hcmask file that has the / inside.
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#3
I see, thanks for enlightening me
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#4
There's also --hex-charset
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