NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1) - man page online | user commands

Pseudorandom generator.

June 2007
NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1)                      Nettle tools                     NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1)

NAME nettle-lfib-stream - pseudorandom generator
SYNOPSIS nettle-lfib-stream [seed]
DESCRIPTION This manual page documents briefly the nettle-lfib-stream command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. nettle-lfib-stream outputs a sequence of pseudorandom (non-cryptographic) bytes, using Knuth's lagged fibonacci generator, optionally using the integer seed as the seed. If no seed is given, time(2) is used. Warning: The stream is useful for testing, but should not be used to generate crypto‐ graphic keys or anything else that needs real randomness.
AUTHOR This manual page was written by Magnus Holmgren <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
nettle 1.15 June 2007 NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1)
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