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How to generate a strong password from linux command line

How to generate a random password from commandline

Passwords are the key to security. For obvious reasons, passwords need to be strong, long and secure.  Sometimes generating complex and secure passwords can be a bit time taking.

 Generate a Strong Password using Commandline


There are many ways in which we can generate a password. Follow these steps to generate a strong password that is also random.

1.  Visit a password generating website of the kind of

2. Use the md5sum tool to generate a random password.  We need to find something which is constantly changing so that we will get new md5sum whenever we do the command. So, I choose to check the md5sum of the current date, and it is always changing.

So use date |md5sum to generate a random password from command line.


And Voila! you’ve successfully generated a strong password.

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