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So how did you find that the output of crypt contained those magic letters?
Just by writing a Perl script to randomly choose plaintext strings, using upper or lower case for each letter of "fractal:" at random, and then test those with every legal salt value, until the output of crypt gave me the desired result!
By rote learning.
Via Genetic memory.
It's provided by my firmware.
I just remember them.
Thirty days hath September
My computer gets it right, usually.
I just ask someone else.
Someone punches me on the first of the month.
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