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Old 04-25-2002
Please help me out with this password script

pkay, I wrote a very long shell program to manage the task of creating user accounts

now, the script I wrote that sets a temporary password for users makes it possible for anybody to see it.

what I mean is that, when I type the temp password for the new user, it shows the exactly letters am typing

now, the script goes something like this

echo -n "Enter New userpassword: "
read password
echo $password | passwd --stdin

how can I make sure that the password doesn't show when I type it??
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Old 04-25-2002
stty echo off

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