Random Number Between 1 And 256

od -An -N1 -tu1 /dev/random
It takes a byte from /dev/random whose source is the kernel entropy pool (better source than other solutions).
Sample Output

2013-09-10 08:57:16

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zvyn > of course this is not intended to be used in a iterative script, I only wanted a 'true' random number (or the thing more near to it)
sucotronic · 318 weeks ago

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