Learn Ruby – The Best Way to Generate a Random String

 
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To create a random string in Ruby, we will show in this article the SecureRandom module. For it to work properly, the random number generator should be available, if not, this error will happen: NotImplementedError.
 

Ruby – Creating a random String base64 (a)


It generates a string base64. The argument “a” determines the length of the random String created. The length of the String created will be about 4/3 of the value of “a” declared. If “a” is not stated, the number 16 is used as default. The resulting string can contain characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ” “, “/” and “=”.
 

Ruby – Creating a random String hex (a)


It generates a string hexadecimal base. The argument “a” determines the length of the Random String created. The length of the String created will be twice the value of “a” declared. If “a” is not stated, the number 16 is used as default. The resulting String may contain the characters 0-9 and a-f.
 

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Ruby – Creating a random binary string using _bytes (a)


It generates a random binary string. The argument “a” determines the length of the random String that will be created. If “a” is not stated, the number 16 is used. The result can contain any byte between “x00” – “xff”.

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  • Emily Rose

    I’m enhancing my Ruby skills via your articles. amazing work livecoding (Y) 🙂

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