Langue: en

Version: NOVEMBER 2004 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


lsh-make-seed - Creates random seed file for the YARROW pseudorandomnessgenerator.


lsh-make-seed [OPTION...]


CAUTION! The information in this manpage may be invalid or outdated. For authorative information on lsh, please see it's Texinfo manual (see the SEE ALSO section).

Creates an initial random seed file for the YARROW pseudorandomnessgenerator used by lsh.


-f, --force
Overwrite any existing seed file.
-o, --output-file=Filename Default is ~/.lsh/seed-file
Save seed file where the lshd server expects it
Generate seed file even if we can't collect a good amount of randomness from the environment.
Print huge amounts of debug information
--log-file=File name
Append messages to this file.
-q, --quiet
Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages
Detailed trace
-v, --verbose
Verbose diagnostic messages
-?, --help
Give this help list
Give a short usage message
-V, --version
Print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


See the --log-file , --verbose , --trace and --debug options.


Report bugs to <>.


The lsh suite of programs is distributed under the GNU General Public License; see the COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution for details.


The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Möller <>.

This man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult <>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>.


DSA(5), lsh(1), lsh-authorize(1), lsh-decode-key(1), lsh-decrypt-key(1), lsh-export-key(1), lsh-keygen(1), lsh-upgrade(1), lsh-upgrade-key(1), lsh-writekey(1), lshd(8), secsh(5), SHA(5), SPKI(5), ssh-conv(1)

The full documentation for lsh is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and lsh programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info lsh

should give you access to the complete manual.