RANDOM(6) | Games Manual | RANDOM(6) |

`random`

—
random lines from a file or random numbers

`random` |
[`-er` denominator |

`random`

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

May 31, 2007 | OpenBSD-current |