Karan Sharma

Generating Random Strings in Shell Scripts

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Generating random strings in Shell can be useful in various scenarios such as creating random passwords, unique identifiers, and more. Here are a couple of methods you can use:

  1. Using tr and /dev/urandom:

    tr -dc A-Za-z0-9 </dev/urandom | head -c 13 ; echo ''

    This command will generate a 13-character random string using alphanumeric characters.

  2. Using openssl:

    openssl rand -base64 12

    This command will generate a random string in base64 format.

Remember to replace the numbers in these commands with the length of the string you want to generate.

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