random, initstate, setstate, srandom, srandom_deterministic, srandomdev(3) | pseudo-random number generator; routines for changing generators |

random, urandom(4) | random data source device |

random(6) | random lines from a file or random numbers |

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 The options are as follows:

`-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 |