Console Screensaver on Linux

Daniel C. dcrookston at
Wed Nov 23 10:53:54 MST 2005

On 11/22/05, Michael Halcrow <mike at> wrote:
> On a more serious note, to avoid strange tty effects, you might want
> to do `od /dev/urandom`.

Why does the left column here count upward 20 at a time?  Also, I did
od /dev/urandom > asdf and then hit ctrl-c as quick as I could, and
there were already 15,941 lines in it.  How random is this, really? 
That's a lot of "random" data being generated really quickly, is it
safe to use this for password generation a la diceware?


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