A password generator inspired by XKCD 936: Password Strength and xkpasswd.net
To use chbspasswd download and install the latest release.
If you use Homebrew, installation is even easier:
$ brew tap solarturtle/solarturtle
$ brew install chbspasswd
Next, you should read (or at least skim) the documentation:
$ man chbspasswd
The password generator is very customizable, you use command line flags to specify:
- the number of words to use
- a seperator to be used between words
- a pad to be placed before, inside between words, and/or after the words
- a minimum and maximum word length
- the case to use within the words
- a count of passwords to generate
- and a couple of other options
The default is 4 words:
Now lets add some options:
$ chbspasswd -w 3 -b d,1 -a s,2
To seperate the words with a dot:
$ chbspasswd -w 4 -s .,1
To seperate the words with random characters:
$ chbspasswd -s r,1
To generate several passwords at a time:
$ chbspasswd -w 3 -b d,1 -a s,1 -n 5
There are, of course, many other combinations that can be used to customize the password to your preference.
If you catch a bug or have a feature request, file an issue.
Copyright (C) 2013-2014, Charles H. Leggett
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.