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19.\"     Title: genrandom
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22.\"      Date: Feb 19, 2009
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26.TH "GENRANDOM" "8" "Feb 19, 2009" "BIND9" "BIND9"
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31.SH "NAME"
32genrandom \- generate a file containing random data
33.SH "SYNOPSIS"
34.HP 10
35\fBgenrandom\fR [\fB\-n\ \fR\fB\fInumber\fR\fR] {\fIsize\fR} {\fIfilename\fR}
36.SH "DESCRIPTION"
37.PP
38\fBgenrandom\fR
39generates 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.
40.SH "ARGUMENTS"
41.PP
42\-n \fInumber\fR
43.RS 4
44In place of generating one file, generates
45\fBnumber\fR
46(from 2 to 9) files, appending
47\fBnumber\fR
48to the name.
49.RE
50.PP
51size
52.RS 4
53The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.
54.RE
55.PP
56filename
57.RS 4
58The file name into which random data should be written.
59.RE
60.SH "SEE ALSO"
61.PP
62\fBrand\fR(3),
63\fBarc4random\fR(3)
64.SH "AUTHOR"
65.PP
66Internet Systems Consortium
67.SH "COPYRIGHT"
68Copyright \(co 2009\-2012 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")
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