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RAND(1) OpenSSL RAND(1)
rand - generate pseudo-random bytes
openssl rand [-out file] [-rand file(s)] [-base64] num
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.
Write to file instead of standard output.
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 charac-
ter. The separator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.
Perform base64 encoding on the output.
0.9.7a 2001-09-07 RAND(1)
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