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RAND(1)				    OpenSSL			       RAND(1)

NAME
       rand - generate pseudo-random bytes

SYNOPSIS
       openssl rand [-out file] [-rand file(s)] [-base64] num

DESCRIPTION
       The rand command outputs num pseudo-random bytes after seeding the ran‐
       dom number generator once.  As in other openssl command line tools,
       PRNG seeding uses the file $HOME/.rnd or .rnd in addition to the files
       given in the -rand option.  A new $HOME/.rnd or .rnd file will be writ‐
       ten back if enough seeding was obtained from these sources.

OPTIONS
       -out file
	   Write to file instead of standard output.

       -rand file(s)
	   Use specified file or files or EGD socket (see RAND_egd(3)) for
	   seeding the random number generator.	 Multiple files can be speci‐
	   fied separated by a OS-dependent character.	The separator is ; for
	   MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.

       -base64
	   Perform base64 encoding on the output.

SEE ALSO
       RAND_bytes(3)

0.9.7d				  2003-11-20			       RAND(1)
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