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Generate a file containing random data.

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2011-08-08
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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, Inc.
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