.TH MKPASSWD 8 "March 8, 1991" .UC 6 .SH NAME mkpasswd \- generate hashed password table .SH SYNOPSIS .B mkpasswd [ .B \-p ] passwdfile .SH DESCRIPTION .ft B Mkpasswd has been obsoleted by pwd_mkdb(8). .ft R ...
bash-3.2# uname -a OpenBSD voodoo.animoto.intern 4.3 GENERIC#698 i386 bash-3.2# man mkpasswd man: Formatting manual page... MKPASSWD(1) MKPASSWD(1) NAME mkpasswd - generate new password, optionally apply it to a user SYNOPSIS mkpasswd [ args ] [ user ] INTRODUCTION mkpasswd generates passwords and can apply them automati- cally to users. mkpasswd is based on the code from Chap- ter 23 of the O'Reilly book "Exploring Expect". USAGE With no arguments, mkpasswd returns a new password. mkpasswd With a user name, mkpasswd assigns a new password to the user. mkpasswd don The passwords are randomly generated according to the flags below. FLAGS The -l flag defines the length of the password. The default is 9. The following example creates a 20 charac- ter password. mkpasswd -l 20 The -d flag defines the minimum number of digits that must be in the password. The default is 2. The following example creates a password with at least 3 digits. mkpasswd -d 3 The -c flag defines the minimum number of lowercase alpha- betic characters that must be in the password. The default is 2. The -C flag defines the minimum number of uppercase alpha- betic characters that must be in the password. The default is 2. The -s flag defines the minimum number of special charac- ters that must be in the password. The default is 1. The -p flag names a program to set the password. By default, /etc/yppasswd is used if present, otherwise /bin/passwd is used. 22 August 1994 1 MKPASSWD(1) MKPASSWD(1) The -2 flag causes characters to be chosen so that they alternate between right and left hands (qwerty-style), making it harder for anyone watching passwords being entered. This can also make it easier for a password- guessing program. The -v flag causes the password-setting interaction to be visible. By default, it is suppressed. EXAMPLE The following example creates a 15-character password that contains at least 3 digits and 5 uppercase characters. mkpasswd -l 15 -d 3 -C 5 SEE ALSO "Exploring Expect: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs" by Don Libes, O'Reilly and Associ- ates, January 1995. AUTHOR Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology mkpasswd is in the public domain. NIST and I would appre- ciate credit if this program or parts of it are used. 22 August 1994 2 bash-3.2#
bash-3.2# man mkpasswd man: Formatting manual page... MKPASSWD(1) MKPASSWD(1)
# which mkpasswd /usr/local/bin/mkpasswd # pkg_info -W /usr/local/bin/mkpasswd /usr/local/bin/mkpasswd was installed by package expect-5.43.0_3
# which mkpasswd /usr/local/bin/mkpasswd