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RAND_load_file(3)                   OpenSSL                  RAND_load_file(3)

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       RAND_load_file, RAND_write_file, RAND_file_name - PRNG seed file

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        #include <openssl/rand.h>

        const char *RAND_file_name(char *buf, size_t num);

        int RAND_load_file(const char *filename, long max_bytes);

        int RAND_write_file(const char *filename);

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       RAND_file_name() generates a default path for the random seed file. bbuuff
       points to a buffer of size nnuumm in which to store the filename. The seed
       file is $RANDFILE if that environment variable is set, $HOME/.rnd oth-
       erwise. If $HOME is not set either, or nnuumm is too small for the path
       name, an error occurs.

       RAND_load_file() reads a number of bytes from file ffiilleennaammee and adds
       them to the PRNG. If mmaaxx_bbyytteess is non-negative, up to to mmaaxx_bbyytteess are
       read; starting with OpenSSL 0.9.5, if mmaaxx_bbyytteess is -1, the complete
       file is read.

       RAND_write_file() writes a number of random bytes (currently 1024) to
       file ffiilleennaammee which can be used to initialize the PRNG by calling
       RAND_load_file() in a later session.

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       RAND_load_file() returns the number of bytes read.

       RAND_write_file() returns the number of bytes written, and -1 if the
       bytes written were generated without appropriate seed.

       RAND_file_name() returns a pointer to bbuuff on success, and NULL on
       error.

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       rand(3), RAND_add(3), RAND_cleanup(3)

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       RAND_load_file(), RAND_write_file() and RAND_file_name() are available
       in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.

3rd Berkeley Distribution           0.9.7d                   RAND_load_file(3)

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