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       diceware - create passphrases


       diceware [OPTION]... [FILE]


       diceware  generates  passphrases by concatenating words randomly picked from wordlists. It
       supports also real dice for passphrase generation.

       It is based on the proposals of Arnold G. Reinhold on


       positional arguments:

          FILE   optional input wordlist. '-' will read from stdin. Should contain one  word  per

       optional arguments:

          -h, --help
                 show help message and exit

          -n NUM, --num NUM
                 number of words to concatenate. Default 6

          -c, --caps
                 Capitalize words. This is the default.

                 Turn off capitalization.

          -s NUM, --specials NUM
                 Insert NUM special chars into generated word.

          -d DELIMITER, --delimiter DELIMITER
                 Separate words by DELIMITER. Empty string by default.

          -r SOURCE, --randomsource SOURCE
                 Get  randomness  from  this  source. Possible values: realdice, system. Default:

          -w NAME, --wordlist NAME
                 Use  words  from  this  wordlist.  Possible   values:   en,   en_eff,   en_orig,
                 en_securedrop.   Wordlists  are  stored in the folder displayed below.  Default:

          -v, --verbose
                 Be verbose. Use several times for increased verbosity.

                 output version information and exit.

       Arguments related to realdice randomsource:

          --dice-sides N
                 Number of sides of dice. Default: 6


              Your personal diceware configuration file.

       diceware also comes with a set of wordlists. The path where  these  lists  are  stored  is
       showed with --help.


              Create     a     passphrase     using     defaults.    Outputs    something    like

       diceware -d "-" -n 3
              Create a passphrase with three words, separated by dash ("-"). Results in something
              like "Wheel-Dye-Honk"

       diceware --no-caps
              Create a passphrase without capital words. Creates something like "wheel-dye-honk".

       diceware -r realdice
              Use  real  dice to create a passphrase. The programm will tell you what to do (roll
              dice and tell what numbers appear) and in the end present a passphrase.

       diceware -r realdice --dice-sides 20
              Use real dice, as shown above, but this time use dice with  20  faces,  instead  of
              standard, 6-sided dice.

       diceware mywordlist.txt
              Create  a passphrase with words from file "mywordlist.txt". The file should contain
              one word on each line.

       diceware -w en_orig -s 2
              Create a passphrase with two special chars spread over the generated passphrase and
              containing  words  from  wordlist "en_orig". This is one of the wordlists that come
              included with diceware. Creates something like: "Rutt[FanScoldLouiseT*nyThrob".


       Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Uli Fouquet and contributors

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation, either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program.
       If not, see <>.

       diceware is a concept invented by Arnold G. Reinhold, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.

       The English Diceware Wordlists used with this programme are licensed by Arnold G. Reinhold
       (files  wordlists/wordlist_en_orig.asc,  wordlists/wordlist_en.txt)  under  the   Creative
       Commons CC-BY 3.0 license (see

       The  Securedrop  wordlist  (file  wordlists/wordlist_en_securedrop.asc)  by Heartsucker is
       licensed under the MIT license (see

       The EFF  wordlist  (file  wordlsts/wordlist_en_eff.txt)  is  licensed  by  the  Electronic
       Frontier   Foundation   under   the   Creative   Commons   CC-BY   3.0   US  license  (see

       "Diceware" is a trademark of Arnold G Reinhold, used with permission.


       Written by Uli Fouquet and contributors