MAN page from Trustix openssl-0.9.7m-1tr.i586.rpm
Section: OpenSSL (1)
rand - generate pseudo-random bytes
command outputs num
pseudo-random bytes after seedingthe random number generator once. As in other openssl
commandline tools, PRNG
seeding uses the file $HOME/.rnd
in addition to the files given in the -rand
option. A new$HOME
file will be written back if enoughseeding was obtained from these sources.
- -out file
- Write to file instead of standard output.
- -rand file(s)
- 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 character.The separator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : forall others.
- Perform base64 encoding on the output.
- SEE ALSO
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