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Random Password Cheat Sheet

How to create random passwords from the command line

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LINUX/MacOS

# openssl rand -base64 20
Example) YnKFUmVPYzQDrK3QT5NZ0Wh51kMBaXw=

# pwgen 10
Example) giepahl3Oy

# gpg --gen-random --armor 1 14 

Example) 1Hs0a5BYKlcRY0wvPy8=

WINDOWS

PS> $Password = ([char[]]([char]33..[char]95) + ([char[]]([char]97..[char]126)) + 0..9 | sort {Get- Random})[0..8] -join ''
Example) Fj-Rs!4p2z

PS> dir C:\Windows\*.* | Get-Random | Get-FileHash -Algorithm SHA1

Example) 819AABA1653415766D4A6B0F5F89833F4E40AA27

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