MKPASSWDSection: Debian GNU/Linux (1)
Updated: 21 March 2008
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NAMEmkpasswd - Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)
SYNOPSISmkpasswd PASSWORD SALT
DESCRIPTIONmkpasswd encrypts the given password with the crypt(3) libc function using the given salt.
- -S, --salt=STRING
- Use the STRING as salt. It must not contain prefixes such as $1$.
- -R, --rounds=NUMBER
- Use NUMBER rounds. This argument is ignored if the method chosen does not support variable rounds. For the OpenBSD Blowfish method this is the logarithm of the number of rounds.
- -m, --method=TYPE
- Compute the password using the TYPE method. If TYPE is help then the available methods are printed.
- Like --method=md5.
- -P, --password-fd=NUM
- Read the password from file descriptor NUM instead of using getpass(3). If the file descriptor is not connected to a tty then no other message than the hashed password is printed on stdout.
- -s, --stdin
- Like --password-fd=0.
- A list of options which will be evalued before the ones specified on the command line.
BUGSIf the --stdin option is used, passwords containing some control characters may not be read correctly.
- This programs suffers of a bad case of featuritis.
SEE ALSOpasswd(1), passwd(5), crypt(3), getpass(3)
AUTHORmkpasswd and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <firstname.lastname@example.org> and are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.
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