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MKPASSWD(1)		       Debian GNU/Linux			   MKPASSWD(1)

NAME
       mkpasswd	- Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)

SYNOPSIS
       mkpasswd	PASSWORD [SALT]

DESCRIPTION
       mkpasswd	 encrypts  the given password with the crypt(3)	libc function,
       using the given salt.

OPTIONS
       -S, --salt=STRING
	      Use the STRING as	salt. If it begins with	 $  then  it  will  be
	      passed straight to crypt(3) without any checks.

       -R, --rounds=NUMBER
	      Use NUMBER rounds. This argument is ignored if the method	chosen
	      does not support	variable  rounds.  For	the  OpenBSD  Blowfish
	      method  this  is the logarithm of	the number of rounds.  The be-
	      havior is	undefined if this option is used without --method.

       -m, --method=TYPE
	      Compute the password using the TYPE method.   If	TYPE  is  help
	      then  the	 list of available methods is printed.	If TYPE	begins
	      and  end	with  $	 characters  then  the	string	is  passed  to
	      crypt_gensalt(3) as-is.

       -5     Like --method=md5crypt.

       -P NUM, --password-fd=NUM
	      Read the password	from file descriptor NUM instead of using get-
	      pass(3).	If the file descriptor is not connected	to a tty  then
	      no other text than the hashed password is	printed	on stdout.

       -s, --stdin
	      Like --password-fd=0.

ENVIRONMENT
       MKPASSWD_OPTIONS
	      A	list of	options	which will be evaluated	before the ones	speci-
	      fied on the command line.

BUGS
       If the --stdin option is	used then passwords  containing	 some  control
       characters may not be read correctly.

       This programs suffers of	a bad case of featuritis.

SEE ALSO
       passwd(1), passwd(5), crypt(3), crypt(5), crypt_gensalt(3), getpass(3).

AUTHOR
       mkpasswd	 and  this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>
       and are licensed	under the terms	of the	GNU  General  Public  License,
       version 2 or higher.

Marco d'Itri			  2019-12-30			   MKPASSWD(1)

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