|ENCRYPT(1)||General Commands Manual||ENCRYPT(1)|
encrypt — encrypt
passwords from the command line or standard input
encrypt prints the encrypted form of
string to the standard output. This is mostly useful
for encrypting passwords from within scripts.
The options are as follows:
If no string is specified,
encrypt reads one string per line from standard
input, encrypting each one. 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 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.
encrypt first appeared in
|December 24, 2014||OpenBSD-5.8|