random-string

Simple Module for generating Random Strings

random-string

Simple Module for generating Random Strings

Install the module with: npm install random-string

var randomString = require('random-string');
var x = randomString(); // x contains now a random String with the length of 8 

You can call the randomString-Method with additional options for specifing how long your resulting string should be and which characters to include

// e.g. you want a string with a length of 20 
var x = randomString({length: 20});

number - the length of your resulting string (DEFAULT: 8)

boolean - should your resulting string contain numbers (from 0-9) (DEFAULT: true)

boolean - should your resulting string contain letters (from a-z, lower and uppercase) (DEFAULT: true)

boolean - should your resulting string contain any of these special characters (!$%^&*()_+|~-=`{}[]:;<>?,./) (DEFAULT: false)

// that would be a call with all options (hint: thats a call with all defaults, und the options wouldnt be necessary in that case!) 
var x = randomString({
  length: 8,
  numeric: true,
  letters: true,
  special: false
});

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

  • 0.1.2 fix characterset (#2)

  • 0.1.1 do not contain special cars per default

  • 0.1.0 Initial Release

  • Bastian "hereandnow" Behrens

Copyright (c) 2013 Valiton GmbH Licensed under the MIT license.