Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68985
RFE: Please bring back "mimencode"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
I know "mimencode" is part of the deprecated package "metamail" but I'm using
a password generating script for random password generation on one of the
Red Hat Linux machines I administrate.
In those password scripts, I use the trick "head -c 6 /dev/urandom |mimencode"
to fetch a nice series of random characters, but without a tool like mimencode
I cannot do this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. "head -c 6 /dev/urandom |mimencode"
Actual Results: bash: mimencode: command not found
Expected Results: I expect some nice random characters to appear. :-)
Closing this 'bug'; it never really was a bug.