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automating password entry for masked password field
This was discussed here recently in Reset unix passwords via Perl? (see also script to verify password).
I expect you'll need ssh and something like Expect or Net::SSH::Expect for this.
Oh, and please edit your post, inserting code tags around your code (see Markup in the Monastery and Writeup Formatting Tips for how to do that).
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