Quickly generate random serial numbers

Sometimes you just need to be random.

Screenshot of Terminal on macOS running the randomsn generator multiple times

Sometimes it’s helpful to be able to quickly generate a random serial number—one that is well-formed and won’t break a profile-based enrollment into a picky MDM server—without having to build a whole new VM.

I threw together a function that can be put into a bash profile that is used as an alias to quickly generate a serial number.

Just throw that in your profile (my go-to is .zshrc which I get to by entering nano .zshrc in a Terminal window) to add the above function as an alias to your profile. Open a new Terminal window and you can simply type randomsn to have a well-formed serial number generated for you.

Have a great weekend!

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