crypt(3) password hashing?

Brian Candler <>
Thu Jan 14 12:02:50 CET 2010

Does erlang have an equivalent to crypt(3), to calculate password hashes
like these?

>> "test".crypt("aa")
=> "aaqPiZY5xR5l."
>> "test".crypt("$1$aaaaaaaa")
=> "$1$aaaaaaaa$lWxWtPmiNjS/cwJnGm6fe0"

I can't find it in the crypto app. I also googled around; I found the same
question asked at
but unfortunately no direct answer was given.



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