Generate a 18 character password, print the password and sha512 salted hash

cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 18 | head -1 | python -c "import sys,crypt; stdin=sys.stdin.readline().rstrip('\n'); print stdin;print crypt.crypt(stdin)"
Generate a 18 character password from character set a-zA-Z0-9 from /dev/urandom, pipe the output to Python which prints the password on standard out and in crypt sha512 form.
Sample Output
NH6wAL58sKSkqBNUwK
$6$6ZpaL7bakRyXzrpM$TVS4d217.BDjKLEnYkPBtpR8CwXes5HI6U2pcSEoB3x9xUbXVxacEhvlvKFCi4tftwxOJs.Comh7u.GiPvA6X1

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By: cnyg
2012-11-09 00:40:22

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