passwordgen

Password generator for the command line

npm install passwordgen
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passwordgen.js

Generates passwords in the command line. Why passwordgen.js?

  • Makes phrase passwords as well as character passwords. See xkcd #936.
  • Word passwords are easier to type on mobile.

Install

npm install -g passwordgen

Usage

$ gen
ztht3JflLBzmbEu

$ gen --words 4
correct horse battery staple

$ gen --chars 10 --symbols
O_Rf-4qBOHmm

$ gen | xsel -ib   # linux
$ gen | pbcopy     # osx
# copies the password to clipboard

--help

Usage: gen [options]

Options:

  -h, --help       output usage information
  -w, --words <n>  generate <n> words
  -c, --chars <n>  generate <n> characters
  -s, --symbols    include symbols

Examples:

  $ gen         #=> EH8peEWVyYskuPh
  $ gen -c 5    #=> WsPnA
  $ gen -w 4    #=> correct horse battery staple

Programmatic usage

See index.js for all details.

var Passwordgen = require('passwordgen');
gen = new Passwordgen();

gen.phrase();       //=> "television pen card small"
gen.chars();        //=> "uAC4bGA0tXG"

gen.word();         //=> "kitten"
gen.words();        //=> ['hello', 'honey', 'mittens', 'score']

Also available:

gen.phrase(3);
gen.phrase({ symbols: true });
gen.phrase({ separator: '_' });

gen.words(3);
gen.words({ symbols: true });

gen.chars(10);
gen.chars(10, { letters: false });
gen.chars(10, { numbers: false });
gen.chars(10, { symbols: true });

License

© 2013, Rico Sta. Cruz. Released under the MIT License.

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