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Re: Reading password from STDIN without echoing

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Nov 14, 2003 at 18:59 UTC ( #307154=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reading password from STDIN without echoing

Please NOTE! this is a NOT recommended method of hiding passwords, but to answer your question, keep the password from being seen?

Look at Term::ReadKey

#! /use/bin/perl use strict; use Term::ReadKey; ReadMode( "noecho"); print "Enter pwd please :"; chomp (my $pwd = <>); ReadMode ("original") ; print "\nYou typed $pwd!\n";

Update: This has been tested on a Win32 platform.

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Re: Re: Reading password from STDIN without echoing
by gitarwmn (Beadle) on Nov 14, 2003 at 19:09 UTC
    So you mention that the above is not the recommoned method of hiding passwords. Can I ask what is? By the way thanks for answering my question.

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