Bug 1462557 - "pwgen -n 1" doesn't work as advertised
"pwgen -n 1" doesn't work as advertised
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pwgen (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jbowes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-06-18 17:20 EDT by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2017-08-15 04:23 EDT (History)
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Description Andre Robatino 2017-06-18 17:20:01 EDT
Description of problem:
According to the man page, "pwgen -n 1" should generate 1-digit passwords. Instead, all of them are lower-case letters. I wanted to be able to use this to generate a sequence of random digits (such as a PIN), since pwgen doesn't have a numbers-only option.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. pwgen -n 1

Actual results:
Collection of 1-character lower-case letter passwords

Expected results:
Collection of 1-digit passwords

Additional info:
The -n option appears to work properly if the password length is greater than 1.
Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2017-06-18 17:27:20 EDT
Same behavior in pwgen-2.07-4.fc26.x86_64 in Rawhide.
Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2017-06-27 04:18:22 EDT
Just reported at https://github.com/jbernard/pwgen/issues/2 (but not sure if that's the right upstream bug tracker).
Comment 3 Andre Robatino 2017-07-09 03:18:57 EDT
The above is the wrong bug tracker. The correct one is apparently https://sourceforge.net/projects/pwgen/ (which is owned by the original developer), but there's apparently no way to file a ticket there. It says "To create a new ticket, you must be authorized by the project admin." but there's no way to even request that.
Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 04:23:36 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

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