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Old 04-25-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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apg password without non-alphanumeric characters

I'm trying to get a password in a bash script for mysql user creation. But sometimes a get a non-alphanumeric character(s) in the password, and mysql failes with that.

I tryed with apg -EO0Il1`~!@#$%^&*()_+-=[]\;./{}|:"'<>? but failed.

I tryed with sed 's/[^a-zA-Z2-9]//g' , but at that moment the minimum password lenght failed.

I'm also fine when there is a better alternative then apg.
Thank you for helping.
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

I didn't bother trying to understand your apg invocation, but:

why don't you just use
apg -MCLN -m 8
or replace 8 w/ however long you need your passwords.

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Thanks Tinkster. I got this answer via Aardvark to, and it helps!


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