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RAND

Section: OpenSSL (1SSL)

Updated: 2014-07-22

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NAME

rand - generate pseudo-random bytes

SYNOPSIS

openssl rand [-out file] [-rand file(s)] [-base64] [-hex] num

DESCRIPTION

The rand command outputs num pseudo-random bytes after seeding the random number generator once. As in other openssl command line tools, PRNG seeding uses the file $HOME/.rnd or .rnd in addition to the files given in the -rand option. A new $HOME/.rnd or .rnd file will be written back if enough seeding was obtained from these sources.

OPTIONS

-out file
Write to file instead of standard output.:
-rand file(s)
Use specified file or files or EGD socket (see RAND_egd?(3)) for seeding the random number generator. Multiple files can be specified separated by a OS-dependent character. The separator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.:
-base64
Perform base64 encoding on the output.:
-hex
Show the output as a hex string.:

SEE ALSO

RAND_bytes?(3)


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