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AIX Reading Passwords

If you have a script which requires a password somewhere as input and you don't want to have that password displayed on the screen, this is how you do it:

# Request for the password of the ORACLE_USER
printf "Provide password %s user: " $ORACLE_USER
# Save the current settings of the terminal session
stty_orig=`stty -g`
# Change the terminal session settings so it won't display input anymore
stty -echo
# Read the input from the script operator
read ora_secret
# Set the terminal back to it's old settings
stty $stty_orig
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aixreadingpasswords.txt · Last modified: 2013/02/25 20:24 by sjoerd