Generate a Random Password

dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=32 2>/dev/null | base64 -w 0 | rev | cut -b 2- | rev
I know there are a lot of random password generators out there, but I wanted something that put out something besides hex. Set count equal to the number of bytes you want.
Sample Output
W9JOrpSYAwJ88z/0K1uL6z0vuZpBCgaMzD1pgILJQ5E

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By: TyIzaeL
2009-02-17 23:36:24

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What Others Think

Genial! :)
kornykyano · 486 weeks and 6 days ago
Won't work on OSX as is - try dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=32 2>/dev/null |openssl enc -base64|rev|cut -b 2-|rev for a more universal version
furicle · 486 weeks and 5 days ago

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