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Re: Reading without echo?

John S Cooper <John.Cooper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What's the recommended way for a zsh script to read (with prompt) a password
> without having it echo'd?

You need to do something like:

  stty -echo; read pw?'Password> '; stty echo; print

There's no internal support for this (actually that's not quite true since
the zftp module can read passwords, but there's no way to this from the
main shell).

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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