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generate a randome 10 character password

Terminal - generate a randome 10 character password
tr -dc A-Za-z0-9_ < /dev/urandom | head -c 10 | xargs
2012-10-17 14:04:14
User: nottings
Functions: head tr
generate a randome 10 character password


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pwgen 10 # generate a table of 10 character random passwords
2012-10-26 08:57:47
User: mpb

Generate a table of random 10 character passwords

pwgen -B -y 10
2012-10-28 20:06:52
User: DobeR

generate a table with 10 character ambiguous random passwords which include at least one special character in in password

head -c7 /dev/urandom|base64|tr -d '='
tr -dc '[:graph:]' </dev/urandom | head -c30; echo

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What others think

Nice command! This use of xargs to automatically add a newline if necessary is news to me.

Comment by fooacad 127 weeks and 3 days ago

"pwgen 10" is a shorter command to type

Comment by mpb 126 weeks and 1 day ago

the tr and urandom command is best as you can also modify it restrict it to alpha-numeric.

Or, you can even add more special characters(like '#^@...') to tr command make a more complex pass. :)

Comment by vishnu81 125 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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