OpenSSL

Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

openssl-prime

NAME

openssl-prime - compute prime numbers

SYNOPSIS

openssl prime [-help] [-hex] [-generate] [-bits num] [-safe] [-checks num] [number ...]

DESCRIPTION

This command checks if the specified numbers are prime.

If no numbers are given on the command line, the -generate flag should be used to generate primes according to the requirements specified by the rest of the flags.

OPTIONS

-help

Display an option summary.

-hex

Generate hex output.

-generate

Generate a prime number.

-bits num

Generate a prime with num bits.

-safe

When used with -generate, generates a "safe" prime. If the number generated is n, then check that (n-1)/2 is also prime.

-checks num

This parameter is ignored.

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