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26<h2>Name</h2>
27<p><span class="application">genrandom</span> &#8212; generate a file containing random data</p>
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30<h2>Synopsis</h2>
31<div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">genrandom</code>  [<code class="option">-n <em class="replaceable"><code>number</code></em></code>] {<em class="replaceable"><code>size</code></em>} {<em class="replaceable"><code>filename</code></em>}</p></div>
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34<a name="id2543370"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2>
35<p>
36      <span><strong class="command">genrandom</strong></span>
37      generates a file or a set of files containing a specified quantity
38      of pseudo-random data, which can be used as a source of entropy for
39      other commands on systems with no random device.
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43<a name="id2543383"></a><h2>ARGUMENTS</h2>
44<div class="variablelist"><dl>
45<dt><span class="term">-n <em class="replaceable"><code>number</code></em></span></dt>
46<dd><p>
47            In place of generating one file, generates <code class="option">number</code>
48            (from 2 to 9) files, appending <code class="option">number</code> to the name.
49          </p></dd>
50<dt><span class="term">size</span></dt>
51<dd><p>
52            The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.
53          </p></dd>
54<dt><span class="term">filename</span></dt>
55<dd><p>
56            The file name into which random data should be written.
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61<a name="id2543444"></a><h2>SEE ALSO</h2>
62<p>
63      <span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">rand</span>(3)</span>,
64      <span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">arc4random</span>(3)</span>
65    </p>
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68<a name="id2543470"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2>
69<p><span class="corpauthor">Internet Systems Consortium</span>
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