|ENCRYPT(1)||General Commands Manual||ENCRYPT(1)|
encryptprints the encrypted form of string to the standard output. This is mostly useful for encrypting passwords from within scripts.
When invoked as
makekey, a single combined
key and salt are read from standard input and the DES encrypted result is
written to standard output without a terminating newline.
The options are as follows:
If no string is specified,
encrypt reads one string per line from standard
input, encrypting each one with the chosen algorithm from above. In the case
where no specific algorithm or specific user login class was given as a
command line option, the algorithm specified in the default class in
/etc/login.conf will be used.
For MD5 and Blowfish, a new random salt is automatically generated for each password.
Specifying the string on the command line should be discouraged; using the standard input is more secure.
encryptfirst appeared in OpenBSD 1.2.
makekey command appeared in
Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
|May 31, 2007||OpenBSD-5.1|