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Revision 1.11, Thu Aug 7 16:42:50 2003 UTC (16 years, 3 months ago) by agc
Branch: MAIN
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Changes since 1.10: +2 -6 lines

Move UCB-licensed code from 4-clause to 3-clause licence.

Patches provided by Joel Baker in PR 22280, verified by myself.

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.\"     @(#)getpass.3	8.1 (Berkeley) 6/4/93
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.Dd June 4, 1993
.Dt GETPASS 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm getpass
.Nd get a password
.Sh LIBRARY
.Lb libc
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.In pwd.h
.In unistd.h
.Ft char *
.Fn getpass "const char *prompt"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Fn getpass
function displays a prompt to, and reads in a password from,
.Pa /dev/tty .
If this file is not accessible,
.Nm
displays the prompt on the standard error output and reads from the standard
input.
.Pp
The password may be up to _PASSWORD_LEN (currently 128)
characters in length.
Any additional
characters and the terminating newline character are discarded.
.Pp
.Nm
turns off character echoing while reading the password.
.Sh RETURN VALUES
.Nm
returns a pointer to the null terminated password.
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width /dev/tty -compact
.It Pa /dev/tty
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr crypt 3
.Sh HISTORY
A
.Nm
function appeared in
.At v7 .
.Sh BUGS
The
.Nm
function leaves its result in an internal static object and returns
a pointer to that object.
Subsequent calls to
.Nm
will modify the same object.
.Sh SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
The calling process should zero the password as soon as possible to
avoid leaving the cleartext password visible in the process's address
space.