Text::Password::Pronounceable(3) Generate pronounceable passwords


# Generate a pronounceable password that is between 6 and 10 characters.
Text::Password::Pronounceable->generate(6, 10);
# Ditto
my $pp = Text::Password::Pronounceable->new(6, 10);


This module generates pronuceable passwords, based the the English digraphs by D Edwards.


  $pp = Text::Password::Pronounceable->new($min, $max);
  $pp = Text::Password::Pronounceable->new($len);

Construct a password factory with length limits of $min and $max. Or create a password factory with fixed length if only one argument is provided.

  $pp->generate($min, $max);
  Text::Password::Pronounceable->generate($min, $max);

Generate password. If used as an instance method, arguments override the factory settings.


This code derived from mpw.pl, a bit of code with a sordid history.
  • CPAN module by Chia-liang Kao 9/11/2006.
  • Perl cleaned up a bit by Jesse Vincent 1/14/2001.
  • Converted to perl from C by Marc Horowitz, 1/20/2000.
  • Converted to C from Multics PL/I by Bill Sommerfeld, 4/21/86.
  • Original PL/I version provided by Jerry Saltzer.


Copyright 2006 by Best Practical Solutions, LLC.

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

See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>