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BSD 2.11 - man page for getpass (bsd section 3)

GETPASS(3)				       Library Functions Manual 				   GETPASS(3)

NAME
getpass - read a password
SYNOPSIS
char *getpass(prompt) char *prompt;
DESCRIPTION
Getpass reads a password from the file /dev/tty, or if that cannot be opened, from the standard input, after prompting with the null-terminated string prompt and disabling echoing. A pointer is returned to a null-ter- minated string of at most 8 characters.
FILES
/dev/tty
SEE ALSO
crypt(3)
BUGS
The return value points to static data whose content is overwritten by each call. 7th Edition May 15, 1985 GETPASS(3)


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