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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by JzzTrump22, Jul 28, 2004.

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    In situations like this it is normal for Unix comand line tools to not echo the password back. This is to stop anyone else seeing your password (either now, or latter via scrollback). Simply type your password and hit return.
     
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    So i'm supposed to type it eventhough nothing is typing? and then hit return?
     
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    I typed it in again and i got a creen that looks like the second part of the page in the link.
     
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    Cool. Just to clarify (for users who turn this up on a search or whatever), yes continue to type your password even though nothing is appearing on screen. Whilst this is normal behaviour for Unix it would be more user friendly if it echoed back * or something for each character.
     

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