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RANDOM(6) BSD Games Manual RANDOM(6)

NAME

random — random lines from a file or random numbers

SYNOPSIS

random [−er] [denominator]

DESCRIPTION

random reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the standard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value for denominator is 2.

The options are as follows:

−e

If the −e option is specified, random does not read or write anything, and simply exits with a random exit value of 0 to denominator-1, inclusive.

−r

The −r option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

SEE ALSO

fortune(6)

BSD March 31, 1994 BSD

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