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Linux 2.6 - man page for mkpasswd (linux section 1)

MKPASSWD(1)							 Debian GNU/Linux						       MKPASSWD(1)

NAME
mkpasswd - Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)
SYNOPSIS
mkpasswd PASSWORD SALT
DESCRIPTION
mkpasswd encrypts the given password with the crypt(3) libc function using the given salt.
OPTIONS
-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. -5 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.
ENVIRONMENT
MKPASSWD_OPTIONS A list of options which will be evalued before the ones specified on the command line.
BUGS
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.
SEE ALSO
passwd(1), passwd(5), crypt(3), getpass(3)
AUTHOR
mkpasswd and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> and are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher. Marco d'Itri 21 March 2008 MKPASSWD(1)
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