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mkpasswd.pl - example to generate new password with String::MkPasswd
mkpasswd.pl [-options] #!/bin/sh NEW_PASSWD=`mkpasswd.pl`
This program generates a random password, allowing for some tuning of character distribution. The password is sent to standard output. OPTIONS -l # | --length=# The total length of the password. The default is 9. -d # | --digits=# The minimum number of digits that will appear in the final password. The default is 2. -c # | --lower=# The minimum number of lower-case characters that will appear in the final password. The default is 2. -C # | --upper=# The minimum number of upper-case characters that will appear in the final password. The default is 2. -s # | --special=# The minimum number of non-alphanumeric characters that will appear in the final password. The default is 1. -2 | --distribute If specified, password characters will be distributed between the left- and right-hand sides of the keyboard. This makes it more difficult for an onlooker to see the password as it is typed. --nodigits | --no-digits Alias for --digits=0. --nolower | --no-lower Alias for --lower=0. --noupper | --no-upper Alias for --upper=0. --nospecial | --no-special Alias for --special=0.
· While not really a bug, the .pl extension has been added to avoid conflict with the program of the same name distributed with Expect.
· For completeness, add user password setting functionality as found in Expect's mkpasswd(1) example.
<http://expect.nist.gov/#examples>, mkpasswd(1), String::MkPasswd
Don Libes of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who wrote the Expect example, mkpasswd(1).
Chris Grau <email@example.com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (C) 2003-2004 by Chris Grau This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.