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Generate a random number in a range

Terminal - Generate a random number in a range
START=20; END=50 echo $(($START+(`od -An -N2 -i /dev/random`)%($END-$START+1)))
2009-02-17 05:05:30
User: pyrho
Functions: echo
Generate a random number in a range

This commands lets you generate a random number between the range [$START; $END].


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It's alot easier than that:

Comment by SiegeX 470 weeks and 1 day ago

Ignore the previous comment, thats what I get when I type before I try. Here is the proper way to do this without having to resort to extern commands.

START=20; END=50; echo $((RANDOM%(END-START+1)+START))
Comment by SiegeX 470 weeks and 1 day ago

How about:

python -c "import random; print(random.randrange(20, 50))"

Comment by int19h 470 weeks and 1 day ago

keep it simple :)

echo $(( $RANDOM % 30 + 20))
Comment by berta 470 weeks ago

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