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Source code changes of the file "pwgen.1" between
pwgen-2.07.tar.gz and pwgen-2.08.tar.gz

About: pwgen generates secure or pronounceable passwords which are designed to be easily memorized by humans, while being as secure as possible.

pwgen.1  (pwgen-2.07):pwgen.1  (pwgen-2.08)
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-c, --capitalize -c, --capitalize
Include at least one capital letter in the password. This is the default if the standard output Include at least one capital letter in the password. This is the default if the standard output
is a tty device. is a tty device.
-C Print the generated passwords in columns. This is the default if the standard output is a tty -C Print the generated passwords in columns. This is the default if the standard output is a tty
device. device.
-N, --num-passwords=num -N, --num-passwords=num
Generate num passwords. This defaults to a screenful if passwor ds are printed by columns, and Generate num passwords. This defaults to a screenful if passwor ds are printed by columns, and
one password. one password otherwise.
-n, --numerals -n, --numerals
Include at least one number in the password. This is the default if the standard output is a Include at least one number in the password. This is the default if the standard output is a
tty device. tty device.
-H, --sha1=/path/to/file[#seed] -H, --sha1=/path/to/file[#seed]
Will use the sha1's hash of given file and the optional seed to create password. It will allow Will use the sha1's hash of given file and the optional seed to create password. It will allow
you to compute the same password later, if you remember the file, seed, and pwgen's options you to compute the same password later, if you remember the file, seed, and pwgen's options
used. ie: pwgen -H ~/your_favorite.mp3#your@email.com gives a l ist of possibles passwords for used. ie: pwgen -H ~/your_favorite.mp3#your@email.com gives a l ist of possibles passwords for
your pop3 account, and you can ask this list again and again. your pop3 account, and you can ask this list again and again.
WARNING: The passwords generated using this option are not very ra ndom. If you use this option, WARNING: The passwords generated using this option are not very ra ndom. If you use this option,
make sure the attacker can not obtain a copy of the file. Also, note that the name of the file make sure the attacker can not obtain a copy of the file. Also, note that the name of the file
may be easily available from the ~/.history or ~/.bash_history fil e. may be easily available from the ~/.history or ~/.bash_history fil e.
-h, --help -h, --help
Print a help message. Print a help message.
-r chars, --remove-chars=chars
Don't use the specified characters in password. This option will
disable the phomeme-based gen-
erator and uses the random password generator.
-s, --secure -s, --secure
Generate completely random, hard-to-memorize passwords. These sho uld only be used for machine Generate completely random, hard-to-memorize passwords. These s hould only be used for machine
passwords, since otherwise it's almost guaranteed that users will simply write the password on a passwords, since otherwise it's almost guaranteed that users will simply write the password on a
piece of paper taped to the monitor... piece of paper taped to the monitor...
-v, --no-vowels -v, --no-vowels
Generate random passwords that do not contain vowels or numbers th at might be mistaken for vow- Generate random passwords that do not contain vowels or numbers t hat might be mistaken for vow-
els. It provides less secure passwords to allow system administra tors to not have to worry with els. It provides less secure passwords to allow system administra tors to not have to worry with
random passwords accidentally contain offensive substrings. random passwords accidentally contain offensive substrings.
-y, --symbols -y, --symbols
Include at least one special character in the password. Include at least one special character in the password.
AUTHOR AUTHOR
This version of pwgen was written by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@alum.mit.edu>. This version of pwgen was written by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@alum.mit.edu>
It is modelled after a pro- . It is modelled after a pro-
gram originally written by Brandon S. Allbery, and then later extensive gram originally written by Brandon S. Allbery, and then later extensively
ly modified by Olaf Titz, Jim modified by Olaf Titz, Jim
Lynch, and others. It was rewritten from scratch by Theodore Ts'o becaus Lynch, and others. It was rewritten from scratch by Theodore Ts'o be
e the original program was cause the original program was
somewhat of a hack, and thus hard to maintain, and because the licen somewhat of a hack, and thus hard to maintain, and because the licensing
sing status of the program was status of the program was
unclear. unclear.
SEE ALSO SEE ALSO
passwd(1) passwd(1)
pwgen version 2.05 January 2006 PWGEN(1) pwgen version 2.08 August 2017 PWGEN(1)
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