password generator

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

By: twfcc
2009-10-24 04:32:31

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What Others Think

How about: strings /dev/urandom | grep -o '[[:alnum:]]' | head -n 20 | tr -d '\n'; echo
din7 · 656 weeks ago
where the heck that "genpass" command is? what package it belongs to?
john75 · 656 weeks ago
Using "grep -o '[[:print:]]'" would generate a more secure password, I would think.
arcege · 656 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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