Create a random file of a certain, and display progress along the way.

SIZE=1; dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=$((SIZE*1024)) | pv -pters $((SIZE*1024*1024*1024)) | openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd if=/dev/urandom bs=128 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64)" -nosalt > randomfile
SIZE is the number of gigabytes and the file name is at the end. Random data is generated by encrypting /dev/zero, similar to other techniques posted on here.

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2014-08-30 01:46:51
dd

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