pwgen - generate pronounceable passwords
I am the well known password generator pwgen. You can read more about me on my manual page.
How did I get here on GitHub?
To get there, he downloaded the .tar.gz packages from the download section of the project on sf.net.
git cvsimport was not possible as newer versions were not checked-in to CVS on SF.net.
To automatically create the repository, he used the following Bash Script:
#!/bin/bash for version in 2.0 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 do wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/pwgen/files/pwgen/$version/pwgen-$version.tar.gz/download done mkdir pwgen cd pwgen git init cd .. for archive in $(ls pwgen*tar.gz) do tar -xf $archive cd pwgen; git rm -rf *; cd .. archive_dir=$(basename $archive .tar.gz) mv $archive_dir/* pwgen/ cd pwgen; git add .; git commit -m "automatic commit for $archive_dir"; cd .. rm -rf $archive_dir done
For an overview over the current status on Debian & Ubuntu have a look at the Debian package tracking system (including information about bugs etc): http://packages.qa.debian.org/p/pwgen.html. Also helpful: Ubuntu's Bugtracker for pwgen.
- Theodore Ts'o firstname.lastname@example.org
Modelled after a program originally written by Brandon S. Allbery, and then later extensively modified by Olaf Titz, Jim Lynch, and others.
Ports to Other Lanugages and Alternatives
- For MS Windows there is PWGen for Windows.
- There is a port to PHP: pwgen-php
- Here is a discussion of tools for the generaton of memorable passwords.