K.S. Bhaskar on 13 Apr 2010 09:25:45 -0700

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[PLUG] POSIX shell way to read a passphrase

In bash, you can prompt for and read from the keyboard without echoing
(e.g., to capture a password, you can use read -sp "Password: "
mypwd).  What is the recommended way, if any, to do this in a POSIX
shell script that must execute on a wide range of UNIX/Linux
platforms?  Thanks in advance.

-- Bhaskar

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