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GETPASS(3)                 Library Functions Manual                 GETPASS(3)



NAME
       getpass - read a password

SYNOPSIS
       char *getpass(prompt)
       char *prompt;

DESCRIPTION
       Getpass  reads  a password from the file /dev/tty, or if that cannot be
       opened, from the standard input, after prompting with  the  null-termi-
       nated  string prompt and disabling echoing.  A pointer is returned to a
       null-terminated string of at most 8 characters.

FILES
       /dev/tty

SEE ALSO
       crypt(3)

BUGS
       The return value points to static data whose content is overwritten  by
       each call.



                                19 January 1983                     GETPASS(3)