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Old 11-20-2007
[Perl] Silent Input

I would like to use the WWW::Mechanize module to access a webpage that is password-protected. I was wondering if there was a way to make the input silent when asked from the script. For example:

What is your password: <password>

Where <password> is where you put your password, but is silent and cannot be seen.

# 2  
Old 11-20-2007
I've done this with shell scripts using something like:
stty -echo
 printf "Password: "
 read pass
stty echo

Looking at an strace of that, it looks like you could skip running stty and issue the ioctl yourself, but that heads out beyond my knowledge...
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Old 11-20-2007
This is in the Perl FAQ:

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