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Create passwords and store safely with gpg

Terminal - Create passwords and store safely with gpg
tr -dc "a-zA-Z0-9-_\$\?" < /dev/urandom | head -c 10 | gpg -e -r medha@nerdish.de > password.gpg
2009-02-25 08:48:26
User: hans
Functions: gpg head tr
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Create passwords and store safely with gpg

Adjust the

head -c

part for password length.

I use filenames like "hans@commandlinefu.com.gpg" and a vim which automatically decrypts files with .gpg suffixes.

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nice! I prefer apg over urandom because it generates passwords that are pronounceable and (thus) easier to remember.

apg -n1 -m10 -x10 -q | gpg -e -r medha@nerdish.de > password.gpg

Adjust -m for minimum length and -x for maximum length. apg has many more options.

http://www.adel.nursat.kz/apg/

Comment by wires 280 weeks and 5 days ago

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