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NAME
       random -	generate random	number

   Synopsis
       random [SEED]

   Description
       The random command is used to generate a	random number in the interval
       0<=N<32767. If an argument is given, it is used to seed the random
       number generator. This can be useful for	debugging purposes, where it
       can be desirable	to get the same	random number sequence multiple	times.
       If the random number generator is called	without	first seeding it, the
       current time will be used as the	seed.

   Example
       The following code will count down from a random	number to 1:

       for i in	(seq (random) -1 1)
	    echo $i
	    sleep
       end

Version	1.23.1			  8 Mar	2009			     random(1)

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