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NAME

       xkcdpass - generate memorable, secure multiword passphrases

SYNOPSIS

       xkcdpass [ option ... ]
       xkcdpass --help

DESCRIPTION

       A  flexible and scriptable password generator which generates strong passphrases, inspired
       by XKCD 936:

          $ xkcdpass
          > correct horse battery staple

OPTIONS

       --help
          Describe how to use this command.

       --wordfile WORDFILE, -w WORDFILE
          Specify that the file WORDFILE contains the list of valid words from which to  generate
          passphrases.

       --min MIN_LENGTH
          Generate passphrases containing at least MIN_LENGTH words. (Default: 5)

       --max MAX_LENGTH
          Generate passphrases containing at most MAX_LENGTH words. (Default: 9)

       --numwords NUM_WORDS, -n NUM_WORDS
          Generate passphrases containing exactly NUM_WORDS words. (Default: 6)

       --interactive, -i
          Generate  and  output  a passphrase, query the user to accept it, and loop until one is
          accepted.

       --valid_chars VALID_CHARS, -v VALID_CHARS
          Limit passphrases to only include words matching the regex  pattern  VALID_CHARS  (e.g.
          '[a-z]').

       --verbose, -V
          Report various metrics for given options.

       --acrostic ACROSTIC, -a ACROSTIC
          Generate passphrases with an acrostic matching ACROSTIC.

       --count COUNT, -c COUNT
          Generate COUNT passphrases. (Default: 1)

       --delimiter DELIM, -d DELIM
          Separate words within a passphrase with DELIM. (Default: ' ')

EXAMPLES

       ·
         xkcdpass

         Generates one passphrase with the default options. Example output:

            pinball previous deprive militancy bereaved numeric

       ·
         xkcdpass --count=5 --acrostic='chaos' --delimiter='|' --min=5 --max=6 --valid_chars='[a-z]'

         Generates  5  passphrases,  all  from lower-case words and meeting the acrostic “chaos”,
         delimited by the “|” character. Example output:

            collar|highly|asset|ovoid|sultan
            caper|hangup|addle|oboist|scroll
            couple|honcho|abbot|obtain|simple
            cutler|hotly|aortae|outset|stool
            cradle|helot|axial|ordure|shale

HISTORY

       The xkcdpass command invokes the Python program xkcd_password.py.

       The inspiration for the program's purpose is the XKCD 936 “Password Strength” cartoon.

       The application is maintained by Steven Tobin <steven@steventob.in>.

       This manual page was written by Ben Finney <ben+python@benfinney.id.au>.

AUTHOR

       Ben Finney <ben+python@benfinney.id.au>

COPYRIGHT

       BSD license, attribution and disclaimer required, no endorsement allowed.

                                            2015-01-17                                XKCDPASS(1)