pwscore is a simple tool for checking quality of a password. The password
is read from stdin.
The tool uses the libpwquality library to perform configurable checks
for minimum length, dictionary checking against cracklib dictionaries,
and other checks.
It either reports an error if the password fails any of the checks, or it
prints out the password quality score as an integer value between 0 and
The password quality score is relative to the minlen setting in the
configuration file. But in general values below 50 can be treated as moderate
quality and above it fairly strong quality. Any password that passes the quality
checks (especially the mandatory cracklib check) should withstand dictionary
attacks and scores above 50 with the default minlen setting even fast brute