mkpasswd - Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)


   mkpasswd PASSWORD SALT


   mkpasswd  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

   -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.

   -5     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

   -s, --stdin
          Like --password-fd=0.


          A  list  of  options  which  will  be  evalued  before  the ones
          specified on the command line.


   If the --stdin  option  is  used,  passwords  containing  some  control
   characters may not be read correctly.

   This programs suffers of a bad case of featuritis.


   passwd(1), passwd(5), crypt(3), getpass(3)


   mkpasswd  and  this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <>
   and are licensed under the terms of the  GNU  General  Public  License,
   version 2 or higher.


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