external/bsd/bind/dist/bin/tools/genrandom.8
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.\"     Title: genrandom
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.TH "GENRANDOM" "8" "August 08, 2011" "BIND9" "BIND9"
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.SH "NAME"
genrandom \- generate a file containing random data
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.HP 10
\fBgenrandom\fR [\fB\-n\ \fR\fB\fInumber\fR\fR] {\fIsize\fR} {\fIfilename\fR}
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
\fBgenrandom\fR
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.
.SH "ARGUMENTS"
.PP
\-n \fInumber\fR
.RS 4
In place of generating one file, generates
\fBnumber\fR
(from 2 to 9) files, appending
\fBnumber\fR
to the name.
.RE
.PP
size
.RS 4
The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.
.RE
.PP
filename
.RS 4
The file name into which random data should be written.
.RE
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.PP
\fBrand\fR(3),
\fBarc4random\fR(3)
.SH "AUTHOR"
.PP
Internet Systems Consortium
.SH "COPYRIGHT"
Copyright \(co 2009\-2011, 2014 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")
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