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Password Generation

Terminal - Password Generation
pwgen --alt-phonics --capitalize 9 10
2009-10-24 08:36:36
User: CafeNinja
Password Generation

Produces secure passwords that satisfy most rules for secure passwords and can be customized for correct output as needed. See "man pwgen" for details.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
genpass(){local i x y z h;h=${1:-8};x=({a..z} {A..Z} {0..9});for ((i=0;i<$h;i++));do y=${x[$((RANDOM%${#x[@]}))]};z=$z$y;done;echo $z ;}
2009-10-24 04:32:31
User: twfcc

make password randomly, default 8 chars, using bash3.X only, no external program.

genpass() { local h x y;h=${1:-8};x=( {a..z} {A..Z} {0..9} );y=$(echo ${x[@]} | tr ' ' '\n' | shuf -n$h | xargs);echo -e "${y// /}"; }
2009-10-24 04:05:42
User: twfcc
Functions: echo tr

make password randomly, default 8 char

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What others think

pwgen is a really good tool

It produces secure password that are not to hard to remember by default (use phonics).

Comment by CodSpirit 311 weeks and 2 days ago

The ultimate password:

pwgen -s -B -A -v -y 15 1

Good luck bruting that one!

Comment by bytor4232 311 weeks and 2 days ago

I wrote (or found don't remember) a perl script about five years ago that did essentially the same thing, almost. http://pastebin.com/m6136311f

Still use it every day. I may be switching to this program thou. I like how extensible it is.

Comment by bytor4232 311 weeks and 2 days ago

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