keyrand (1) - Linux Man Pages

keyrand: utility for collecting random data

NAME

keyrand - utility for collecting random data

SYNOPSIS

keyrand {bits} {outfile}

DESCRIPTION

keyrand

is a tool which collects a given number of random bits from the kernel random number generator, presenting a text-based user interface showing progress.

The random data is read from /dev/random and appended to the output file outfile, which must already exist.

EXAMPLES

The following example will collect 1024 bits of random data and append them to the file data:

# keyrand 1024 data
      

FILES

/dev/random

SEE ALSO

genkey(1)