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RAND(1)				    OpenSSL			       RAND(1)

NAME
       rand - generate pseudo-random bytes

SYNOPSIS
       openssl rand [-out file]	[-rand file(s)]	[-base64] [-hex] num

DESCRIPTION
       The rand	command	outputs	num pseudo-random bytes	after seeding the
       random number generator once.  As in other openssl command line tools,
       PRNG seeding uses the file $HOME/.rnd or	.rnd in	addition to the	files
       given in	the -rand option.  A new $HOME/.rnd or .rnd file will be
       written back if enough seeding was obtained from	these sources.

OPTIONS
       -out file
	   Write to file instead of standard output.

       -rand file(s)
	   Use specified file or files or EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)) for
	   seeding the random number generator.	 Multiple files	can be
	   specified separated by a OS-dependent character.  The separator is
	   ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and	: for all others.

       -base64
	   Perform base64 encoding on the output.

       -hex
	   Show	the output as a	hex string.

SEE ALSO
       RAND_bytes(3)

0.9.8y				  2013-02-05			       RAND(1)

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