Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2014
mcookie generates a 128-bit random hexadecimal number for use with the X authority system. Typical usage:
The "random" number generated is actually the output of the MD5 message digest fed with random information from one of the sources /dev/urandom, /dev/random, or libc pseudo-random functions in this preference order.
The mcookie command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive
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