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Re^2: Submitting password changes to external program

by Dietz (Curate)
on Dec 09, 2005 at 14:11 UTC ( #515542=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Submitting password changes to external program
in thread Submitting password changes to external program

Does this mean that /dev/tty gets re-opened by passwd and such programs after I redirect STDOUT to /dev/tty?


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Re^3: Submitting password changes to external program
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Dec 09, 2005 at 14:48 UTC

    Yes, passwd ignores its STDIN and opens /dev/tty to read the password from.

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