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RANDOM(6)                      BSD Games Manual                      RANDOM(6)

NAME
     random(3,4,6) -- random(3,4,6) lines from a file(1,n) or random(3,4,6) numbers

SYNOPSIS
     random(3,4,6) [-er] [denominator]

DESCRIPTION
     random(3,4,6) 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(3,4,6) does not read(2,n,1 builtins) or write(1,2) any-
             thing, and simply exits with a random(3,4,6) exit(3,n,1 builtins) value of 0 to
             denominator-1, inclusive.

     -r      The -r option guarantees that the output is unbuffered.

SEE ALSO
     fortune(6)

BSD                             March 31, 1994                             BSD

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