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random — random lines from a file or random numbers

Synopsis

random [-er] [denominator]

Description

random reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the standard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value for denominator is 2.

The options are as follows:

-e
If the -e option is specified, random does not read or write anything, and simply exits with a random exit value of 0 to denominator-1, inclusive.
-r
The -r option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

See Also

fortune(6)

Info

March 31, 1994