MKPASSWD(1) Debian GNU/Linux MKPASSWD(1)
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.
Use the STRING as salt. It must not contain prefixes such as
Compute the password using the TYPE algorithm. If TYPE is help
available algorithms are printed.
Read the password from file descriptor NUM instead of using get
pass(3). If the file descriptor is not connected to a tty then
no other message than the hashed password is printed on stdout.
If the --stdin option is used, passwords containing some control char
acters 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 dItri
and are licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Marco dItri 11 October 2002 MKPASSWD(1)