Name

genrandom — generate a file containing random data

Synopsis

genrandom [-n number] {size} {filename}

DESCRIPTION

genrandom generates a file or a set of files containing a specified quantity of pseudo-random data, which can be used as a source of entropy for other commands on systems with no random device.

ARGUMENTS

-n number

In place of generating one file, generates number (from 2 to 9) files, appending number to the name.

size

The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.

filename

The file name into which random data should be written.

SEE ALSO

rand(3) , arc4random(3)

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