Bug 211128 - sh(1)'s read built-in should support -s option ("silent mode")
Summary: sh(1)'s read built-in should support -s option ("silent mode")
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2016-07-14 21:19 UTC by Enji Cooper
Modified: 2016-07-14 21:36 UTC (History)
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Description Enji Cooper freebsd_committer 2016-07-14 21:19:26 UTC
Both sh and zsh support "silent mode", which basically doesn't output echoed characters. This is really helpful for reading in data like passwords.
Comment 1 Enji Cooper freebsd_committer 2016-07-14 21:36:47 UTC
(In reply to Ngie Cooper from comment #0)

stty -echo
read -p "my prompt" var
stty echo 

works too although. Hmm.