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Three Useful Password Generators for Linux

Nothing can beat Linux operating system when it comes to commands. It isn’t just a chance that most of the developers are relying on the Linux itself rather than Windows or OS X or any other operating system you’ve heard of.
Now, since you’re a Linux user, you need to learn a lot of codes. If you feel the process to be tough, then the only thing you’ve to do is practice a lot. This is how you’ll remember the commands and their roles and will never forget.


In this guide, I’m covering three useful password generators for Linux. I can assure that all three are capable of creating random password on a lot of levels, which can be picked and used with any application asking for the credentials.
With the growing security issues over the internet, the importance of a tough password is increasing exponentially. Either as a normal user or as a tech geek, you need to keep a strong password at each and every application.

Three Useful Password Generators for Linux

I’ll help you create such passwords on the automation. You just have to pick one and start using the same. If you need a simple one to be remembered by mind, then it can be done as well. You can of course use them in any application where security concerns are not high. For example, applications other than internet banking, etc.

#1 passwordmaker

First things first, you need to install the package of any password generator you wish to use. Over here, following code is required to be executed to install passwordmaker.

sudo apt-get install passwordmaker-cli

This particular one once installed, can do wonders for website developers. Let me explain you how.
It requires a URL address with which it creates and then associates a single and super strong password. So, if you’re looking to create a strong password for your website, then use this command. It will not only offer you once, but will also remember it forever.
Once you get the password and have used it, then you don’t need to remember it to store anywhere digitally or personally. This is because, the moment you wish to get that old password back, you simply need to execute the same code again and the same password will be displayed. Awesome, right?

passwordmaker —url surfsafely.com

This code can help you create a single password for the particular URL mentioned in the code. You can, of course, replace it with yours and get a strong password ready.

#2 makepasswd

This is the one which leaves no space for vulnerability. Each and every password coming out from its bag is highly secured and totally random. To begin using its services, you need to first install it using the following code.

sudo apt-get install makepasswd

Make sure you don’t make any typing errors. Now, to simply create a random and highly secure password, execute the following code.


If you wish to add parameters then you are allowed to control the length and number of characters in the password. For example, to generate five passwords of 8 characters each, following code is required to be executed.

makepasswd —count 5 —minchars 8


#3 pwgen

Just like any of the above mentioned generators, you need to install this package first. So, run the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install pwgen

Once done, the generator will be installed. After then, you’ll have choice to either run this tool without any parameters to create random passwords, or using the parameters to create tough and specific passwords.
To simply get a bunch of passwords, execute the following code.


To clear the screen anytime, you just have to execute following code.


In case, if you wish to generate just a single password, then following set of parameter should be executed. The parameters are also referred as flags.

pwgen -1

Similarly, for generating totally secured password, add ‘-y’ parameter and to create a very random one, add ‘-s’ parameter to the same code. If you use ‘-0’ then the password will not include any numbers at all.
This is how you can use this ‘pwgen’ password generator command and according to my personal experience, nothing can beat it. I hope you didn’t have any issues executing any of the codes.
So, which one finally you’re picking from here? All three are good enough and I hope your quest for either a simple and super protective password ends here. Don’t forget to share these three best and useful password generators for Linux with all your fellow mates using the operating system.
But, don’t share any of the password you’ve created with any of them. Remember one thing, never trust anyone when it comes to digital things which can hurt you financially or emotionally. Agree?

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