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aixreadingpasswords [2013/02/25 20:24] (current)
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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:
 +<code bash>
 +# 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
 +</​code>​
 +
 +{{tag>​aix scripts security}}
aixreadingpasswords.txt ยท Last modified: 2013/02/25 20:24 by sjoerd