Ask for a password, the passwd-style

read -s -p"Password: " USER_PASSWORD_VARIABLE; echo
You can ask repeatedly for a non-blank password using this function: function read_password() { while [ ! -n "$USER_PASSWORD" ]; do read -s -p"Password: " USER_PASSWORD if [ ! -n "$USER_PASSWORD" ]; then echo "ERROR: You must specify a valid password, please try again" fi echo done } Also you can set a time out (in seconds) to write the password read -t 10 -s -p"Password: " USER_PASSWORD_VARIABLE if [ ! $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Time out!" fi

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By: h3nr1x
2011-07-20 20:22:42

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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