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Generate secure random passwords from Alfred. Uses /dev/urandom as source of entropy. Features Passwords can be generated based on strength or length. Offers multiple generators, including based on real words and pronounceable pseudo-words generated with Markov chains. Shows the strength of each generated password. Strictly offline — it's safer not to outsource your security to a webservice. Download & Installation Get the workflow from the GitHub releases page or Packal. Basic Usage pwgen [<strength>] — Generate passwords of the specified strength. Strength can be either a number (1 or above) or a specific amount of entropy in bits, e.g. 128b. The default is 3, which corresponds to 96 bits of entropy. pwlen [<length>] — Generate passwords of the specified length. Default is 20. Strength differs depending on the generator (e.g. for 20 characters, strength can vary between 50 and >100 bits of entropy). pwconf [<query>] — Alter the default strength/length and activate/deactivate different generators. Password Generators Several different password generators are included by default, including: ASCII letters, digits and punctuation ASCII letters and digits ASCII letters and digits, excluding easily-confused letters and numbers Digits only Pronounceable, randomly-generated gibberish words Dictionary words Password Strength Please see the GitHub README for detailed information on the strength of the generated passwords and which settings you should (or shouldn't) use. The default strength of 3 is sufficient for most purposes (~6.5 years to guess the password on 2015 dedicated password-cracking hardware). Use 4 for very important stuff.