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Old 06-17-2002
password mask in C

Hi,

Could any one help me to write a C program for password mask
with ******. I mean whatever word i will type that will show on the screen as ***** and should store the correct value in a variable.

Thanks in advance

Krishna
# 2  
Old 06-18-2002
Krishna

Check out the function getpass()...this function is used for getting the password without echoing on the terminal. It may not echo '*'s as you need.

Check out "man getpass".

Deepa
# 3  
Old 06-18-2002
getpass() will work fine, but I need password mask as "***"
# 4  
Old 06-18-2002
Did u try "ioctl"?
I havent tried so far..but feel that u can do it using this system call.
# 5  
Old 06-18-2002
I don't have idea about ioctl, if you know please send me the example code to : kkodava@maxis.com.my
# 6  
Old 06-18-2002
krishna, you are not a newcomer here, your post count is 40. This makes it even more disappointing when you break the rules. Please reread the forum rules. And notice rule number 10:
Quote:
(10) Don't post your email address and ask for an email reply. The forums are for the benefit of all, so all Q&A should take place in the forums.
To solve your problem you will need to turn echo off. Then you will write a "*" for each character that you read. I do something very close to that in this post.

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