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makekey - make encrypted keys or passwords



      makekey - make encrypted keys or passwords




      The makekey utility has been deprecated and will be removed in a future
      release of FreeBSD.
      The makekey utility encrypts a key and salt which it reads from the stan‐
      dard input and writes the result to the standard output.  The key is
      expected to be eight bytes; the salt is expected to be two bytes.  See
      crypt(3) for more information on what characters the key and salt can
      contain and how the encrypted value is calculated.
      login(1), openssl(1), crypt(3)


      A makekey utility appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.


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