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GETPASS(3)									       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 echo-
       ing.  A pointer is returned to a null-terminated 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.

										       GETPASS(3)
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