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NAME

       random - generate random number


   Synopsis
       random [SEED]

   Description
       The random command is used to generate a random number in the interval
       0<=N<32767. If an argument is given, it is used to seed the random
       number generator. This can be useful for debugging purposes, where it
       can be desirable to get the same random number sequence multiple times.
       If the random number generator is called without first seeding it, the
       current time will be used as the seed.

   Example
       The following code will count down from a random number to 1:



       for i in (seq (random) -1 1)
            echo $i
            sleep
       end





Version 1.23.1                    8 Mar 2009                         random(1)

fish 1.23.1 - Generated Sun Mar 8 14:15:35 CDT 2009
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