openssl-rand, rand - generate pseudo-random bytes
openssl rand [-help] [-out file] [-rand file...] [-writerand file] [-base64] [-hex] 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.
Print out a usage message.
- -out file
Write to file instead of standard output.
- -rand file...
A file or files containing random data used to seed the random number generator. Multiple files can be specified separated by an OS-dependent character. The separator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.
- [-writerand file]
Writes random data to the specified file upon exit. This can be used with a subsequent -rand flag.
Perform base64 encoding on the output.
Show the output as a hex string.
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