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Generates random passwords

PasswdGen is a utility for system administrators who, for security reasons, want to generate random passwords based on their own criteria. passwdGen has many run-time options that allow you to customize the criteria the generated password. 'passwdGen' is designed in a modular way and currently has three main front-ends: a console based front-end (fe-text), a GTK+ based front-end (fe-gtk), and a KDE2 front-end (fe-kde2). The building of each of these can be disabled at runtime using --disable-gtk, --disable-text, and --disable-kde2.


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Janet Casey

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4 October 2000

Leaders and contributors

Denis Lemire Maintainer
David Borowitz Contributor
Homme R. Bitter Contributor
Jay Buffington Contributor
Xander Soldaat Contributor

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2009.


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