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How to generate a random string or password with /dev/random (Doc ID 1017895.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms


The purpose of this document is to describe how to generate a random string, and further how to generate a random string that is suitable for use as a password.


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