Bug 68985 - RFE: Please bring back "mimencode"
RFE: Please bring back "mimencode"
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metamail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2002-07-16 14:57 EDT by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-16 14:57:49 EDT
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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-07-16 14:57:44 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.

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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. :-)

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Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2002-10-28 16:17:36 EST
Closing this 'bug'; it never really was a bug.

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