Makis Marmaridis
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NAME

Data::Random::String - Perl extension for creating random strings

SYNOPSIS

  use Data::Random::String;

  # Create a new random string for use in your application
  my $random_string = Data::Random::String->create_random_string(length=>'32', contains=>'alpha');

  if ($random_string)
  {
        print "The random string created is $random_string";
  } else {
        print "Unable to create random string";
  }

DESCRIPTION

Data::Random::String provides a simple interface for generating random strings that contain numeric, alpha or alphanumeric characters.

CREATING A RANDOM STRING

create_random_string

  my $random_string = Data::Random::String->create_random_string(length=>'$length', contains=>'$character_group');

This method returns a new random string that abides by the parameters specified when calling it.

There are two optional parameters as follows:

legth Used to specify the exact length of the generated string in characters. The default length is 32 characters if no other value is given.
contains Identifies the class of characters that can be used to populate this random string.

The choices are alpha ([a-z,A-Z]), numeric ([0-9]) and alphanumeric ([a-z,A-Z,0-9]).

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-data-random-string@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Ioakim (Makis) Marmaridis, <makis.marmaridis@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2006 by Ioakim (Makis) Marmaridis, All Rights Reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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