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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    dumfries,va,usa
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    Hi

    How do you suppress character display on unix. I have a script that requests the user for his/her password and I would like to hide the password from the screen!


    Thanks,
    leonard905
    leonard905@yahoo.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Bangalore, India
    Posts
    23

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    Hi Leonard,

    Try this.

    echo "Enter Username : \c"
    read lv_username
    echo "Enter password : \c"
    stty -echo
    read lv_password
    stty echo

    ...
    ...

    stty -echo will suppress the character display.

    stty echo will reinitailize the character display.

    Hope this will help you.
    Regards,
    Vijay R.

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