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Generate a file containing random data.

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GENRANDOM(8)                                  BIND9                                  GENRANDOM(8)

NAME

genrandom - generate a file containing random data

SYNOPSIS

genrandom [-n number] {size} {filename}

DESCRIPTION

genrandom generates a file or a set of files containing a specified quantity of pseudo-random data, which can be used as a source of entropy for other commands on systems with no random device.

ARGUMENTS

-n number In place of generating one file, generates number (from 2 to 9) files, appending number to the name. size The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate. filename The file name into which random data should be written.

SEE ALSO

rand(3), arc4random(3)

AUTHOR

Internet Systems Consortium
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BIND9 August 08, 2011 GENRANDOM(8)
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genrandom(8) referred by
refer to arc4random(3) | rand(3)