[OLUG] quick question

Dave Burchell burchell at inetnebr.com
Wed Feb 23 14:32:58 UTC 2000

root says:
> What would be the best way to come up with a random number in a shell
> script? It doesn't even need to be truely random, either, just something
> that isn't always the same. It'll be running on HP/UX as well as Linux.

Two ideas:

echo $RANDOM

perl -e 'srand(); print int(rand(20)) . "\n";'

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