Word – Random password generator: many, in columns, on command line, in Linux

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A while back, I came across a random password generator for the command line that displayed a grid of "memorable" passwords. Output was something like this:

adam@host:~$ CantRememberThisCommand
lkajsdf   aksjdfl
kqwrupo   qwerpoi
qwerklw   zxlkelq

The idea was that you could run this utility while someone was looking over your shoulder, and still pick a password with some level of secrecy due to the large number of choices.

I cannot remember what this utility was called. Oh interwebs, can you help?

Best Answer

Sounds like you want pwgen.

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There are also some interesting ways to do this without installing additional software, but the 5-letter command is a bit easier to remember :)