Section: Debian GNU/Linux (1)
Updated: 21 March 2008
mkpasswd PASSWORD SALT
- -S, --salt=STRING
- Use the STRING as salt. It must not contain prefixes such as $1$.:
- -R, --rounds=NUMBER
- Use NUMBER rounds. This argument is ignored if the method chosen does not support variable rounds. For the OpenBSD Blowfish method this is the logarithm of the number of rounds.:
- -m, --method=TYPE
- Compute the password using the TYPE method. If TYPE is help then the available methods are printed.:
- Like --method=md5.:
- -P, --password-fd=NUM
- Read the password from file descriptor NUM instead of using getpass?(3). If the file descriptor is not connected to a tty then no other message than the hashed password is printed on stdout.:
- -s, --stdin
- Like --password-fd=0.:
- A list of options which will be evalued before the ones specified on the command line.:
If the --stdin option is used, passwords containing some control characters may not be read correctly.
:This programs suffers of a bad case of featuritis.
mkpasswd and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <firstname.lastname@example.org> and are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.