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CryptNET Password Generator

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
BUGS

NAME

<passgen> − A password candidate generator

SYNOPSIS

passgen [options]

options: [-aAChHlLNrsuUv] [--help] [--version]

DESCRIPTION

passgen generates a list of password candidates for the user to choose from by mapping operating system sources of pseudorandomness into printable character arrays with a mod operation.

By default, /dev/random is used as the source for entropy. If a large number of password candidates are being generated the process may be slowed while the device blocks. This can avoided by using the -u flag, which will cause the nonblocking urandom device as the entropy source.

OPTIONS

−a

Generate password candidates alpha numeric characters only.

−A

Generate password candidates using alphabetic characters only.

−C

Suppress config file not found message.

−h

Displays help text.

−H

Homoglyph suppression level (0-2)

0 − No homoglyph suppression.
1 − Suppress font homoglyphs such as zero, capital ’o’ (oscar), one, and lowercase ’l’ (lema).
2 − Suppress font homoglyphs and potential character homoglyphs such as backtick, apostrophe, double quote, space, and underbar.

−l

Specifies the length of the passwords to be generated.

−L

For any letters, use lowercase only.

−n

Specifies the number of passwords to be generated.

−N

Generate password candidates using numeric charaters only.

−r

Use the blocking /dev/random device for password candidate generation.

−s

Exclude the space character from generated password candidates.

−u

Use the non-blocking /dev/urandom device to speed password candidate generation.

−U

For any letters, use uppercase only.

−v

Display program version information.

−−help

Display help text.

−−version

Display program version information.

SEE ALSO

passwd(1) passgen.conf(5)

BUGS

There are no known bugs.