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Re: [tlug] random in bash [Kmail Notification]

>>>>> "Tod" == Tod McQuillin <> writes:

    Tod> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Shimpei Yamashita wrote:
    >> On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 07:15:33PM +0900,
    >> Antony Stace wrote:

    Tod> Here are some bash functions to produce (admittedly not very
    Tod> random) pseudo-random numbers:

If you're allowed to use tr(1), then head(1) should be OK?

head -10 /dev/random \
 | tr '\200-\377' '\000-\0177' \
 | tr --delete '\000-\0377\177'

Mere proof of concept, and I'm clearly doing something seriously bogus
(look really carefully at that last class).  (NB: /dev/urandom doesn't
help the bogosity.)

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