pwqgen man page
pwqgen — Generate quality controllable random passphrase
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The pwqgen program generates a random passphrase using the libpasswdqc library. Strength of the generated passphrase depends on the amount of randomness read from
- (default: random=47) The size of randomly-generated passphrase in bits (24 to 85).
- Load config
FILEin the passwdqc.conf format. This file may define any options described in passwdqc.conf(5), but only the random and config options are honored by pwqgen.
- Output pwqgen program version and exit.
- -h, --help
- Output pwqgen help text and exit.
pwqgen exits with non-zero status when it encounters invalid config file, invalid option, invalid parameter value, when it fails to obtain enough randomness, and in any case when it fails to generate a passphrase.
pwqcheck(1), urandom(4), passwdqc.conf(5), pam_passwdqc(8).
The pam_passwdqc module was written for Openwall GNU/*/Linux by Solar Designer. The pwqgen program was originally written for ALT GNU/*/Linux by Dmitry V. Levin, indirectly reusing code from pam_passwdqc (via libpasswdqc). This manual page was written for Openwall GNU/*/Linux by Dmitry V. Levin.