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scrypt 1.2.1 released
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Hi scrypt users,
I've just released scrypt 1.2.1. You can download the scrypt code at
and the tarball has SHA256 hash
which can also be found in the GPG-signed hash file at
. I've also tagged the source tree from which I rolled this release at
Significant changes since 1.2.0:
* A new -v option instructs scrypt to print the key derivation parameters
it has selected.
* A new --version option prints the version number of the scrypt utility.
* A new -P option make scrypt read the passphrase from standard input; this
is designed for scripts which pipe a passphrase in from elsewhere.
* A new -f option makes 'scrypt dec' ignore the amount of memory or CPU time
it thinks decrypting a file will take, and proceed anyway; this may be useful
in cases where scrypt's estimation is wrong.
* The '-M maxmem' option now accepts "humanized" inputs, e.g., "-M 1GB".
There are also a variety of less visible changes: Performance improvements
in the SHA256 routines, minor bug and compiler warning fixes, the addition
of a test suite, and some minor code reorganization.
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