Produce a pseudo random password with given length in base 64

date +%s | sha256sum | base64 | head -c <length>; echo

By: markdrago
2010-04-30 22:05:11

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uncomplicated, effective and understandable to even a novice. this is the caliber what commandlinefu should asipre to when posting commands.
vxbinaca · 599 weeks ago
This is a risky command: if someone, more or less, knows when you used this command he can easy brute force your password... Don't use it.
buzzy · 598 weeks and 6 days ago
The date isn't random. This is stupid.
Carpetsmoker · 365 weeks and 2 days ago
Don't use this. The title is technically correct, but a "pseudo random password" is not a very good password.
tlrobinson84 · 245 weeks and 1 day 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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