Bash script to Generate a Strong Password

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Bash script to Generate a Strong Password.

    Bonus: See the comment and make yourself an alias for an alternative random password generator.

    Note: Both techniques require the use of a parameter to specify the length (number of characters) in the generated password.

    -- Tom
     
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    How does it compare to apg pwgen or mkpasswd ?
     
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    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi Nick,

    As I understand it, separate tests would have to be conducted against each to determine the comparison. I am not sure how to test for the randomness randomness except to try and measure if there are any repeats - starting with the first output, etc. and to determine the length of any repeat cycle, if any, unlike pi. The randomness property combined with the length would then determine how well they compare against each other, I suppose.

    Do you know of any testing suites that could do the comparison?

    -- Tom
     
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