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genrandom — generate a file containing random data


genrandom [-n number] {size} {filename}


genrandom generates a file or a set of files containing a specified quantity of pseudo-random data, which can be used as a source of entropy for other commands on systems with no random device.


-n number

In place of generating one file, generates number (from 2 to 9) files, appending number to the name.


The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.


The file name into which random data should be written.


rand(3) , arc4random(3)

BIND 9.11.23 (Extended Support Version)