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Old 12-31-2005
generate random number in korn shell

I want to be able to generate a random number within a korn shell script..
Preferably i would like to be able to state how many digits should be in this random number... ie 4 digits or 5 digits etc

Any ideas?
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Old 12-31-2005
X=$RANDOM

will invoke ksh's internal random number generator. If that is not good enough, you need to specify exactly what you are doing with the random number and how you are measuring randomness. See my password generator for a more robust random number generator written in ksh.

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Old 12-31-2005
ksh's internal random number generator will do just fine - thanks! Smilie

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