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bsdgames_2.17-19_i386 **NAME**

**random** — random lines from a file or random numbers

**SYNOPSIS**

**random** [**-er**] [__denominator__]

**DESCRIPTION**

**random** reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the
standard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value
for __denominator__ is 2.
The options are as follows:
**-e** If the **-e** option is specified, **random** does not read or write
anything, and simply exits with a random exit value of 0 to
__denominator__-1, inclusive.
**-r** The **-r** option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

**SEE** **ALSO**

fortune(6)