keyrand man page

keyrand — utility for collecting random data

Synopsis

keyrand {bits} {outfile}

Description

keyrand is a tool which collects a given number of random bits from the kernel random number generator, presenting a text-based user interface showing progress.

The random data is read from /dev/random and appended to the output file outfile, which must already exist.

Examples

The following example will collect 1024 bits of random data and append them to the file data:

# keyrand 1024 data

Files

/dev/random

See Also

genkey(1)

Referenced By

genkey(1).

2 June 2016 crypto-utils 2.4.1 Cryptography Utilities