Manual Reference Pages - GETPASS (3)
- get a password
getpass const char *prompt
function displays a prompt to, and reads in a password from,
If this file is not accessible,
displays the prompt on the standard error output and reads from the standard
The password may be up to _PASSWORD_LEN (currently 128)
characters in length.
characters and the terminating newline character are discarded.
function turns off character echoing while reading the password.
function returns a pointer to the null terminated password.
function appeared in
AT&T v7 .
function leaves its result in an internal static object and returns
a pointer to that object.
Subsequent calls to
will modify the same object.
The calling process should zero the password as soon as possible to
avoid leaving the cleartext password visible in the processs address
Upon receipt of a SIGTSTP, the input buffer will be flushed, so any
partially typed password must be retyped when the process
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