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Old 07-20-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Masking user input in sh script?

Hi, I have a question, I am writing a script that would accept username and password from the user, and do somethign with it.. My problem is that when I do

read username

to read what the user wrote, it also shows on the screen what they are typing. How can I make it so that it would not show on the screen what the user is typing? (or mask it with * or something?)
Old 07-20-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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stty_orig=`stty -g` 
stty -echo 
read secret 
stty $stty_orig
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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You can turn off the echo on the terminal.
echo -n "login: "
read user
echo -n "Password: "
stty -echo
read pass
stty echo
Old 07-20-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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Great, thank you!


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