RANDOM(6) BSD Reference Manual RANDOM(6)

## NAME

**random** - random lines from a file or random numbers

## SYNOPSIS

**random** [**-er**] [*denominator*]

## DESCRIPTION

**random** reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the stan-
dard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value for
*denominator* is 2.
The options are as follows:
**-e** If the **-e** option is specified, **random** does not read or write any-
thing, and simply exits with a random exit value of 0 to
*denominator* - 1, inclusive.
**-r** The **-r** option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

## SEE ALSO

fortune(6)
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