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.Dd December 11, 1993
.Dt MAKEKEY 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm makekey
.Nd make encrypted keys or passwords
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm makekey
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm Makekey
encrypts a key and salt which it reads from the standard input
and writes the result to the standard output.
The key is expected to be
ten bytes; the salt is expected to be two bytes.
See
.Xr crypt 3
for more information on what characters the key and salt can contain
and how the encrypted value is calculated.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr login 1 ,
.Xr crypt 1 ,
.Xr crypt 3
.Sh HISTORY
A
.Nm
command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.