sslrand.1ssl man page
rand — generate pseudo-random bytes
openssl rand [-help] [-out file] [-rand file(s)] [-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(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 an OS-dependent character. The separator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.
Perform base64 encoding on the output.
Show the output as a hex string.
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