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Re^2: Argv problem

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 04, 2013 at 08:55 UTC ( #1021608=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Argv problem
in thread Argv problem

Its a password field so it can have any value , so user can enter & also.

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Re^3: Argv problem
by QM (Parson) on Mar 04, 2013 at 09:02 UTC
    It's probably a bad idea to let the user enter a visible password. That said, suggest that the user quote the password or escape special characters, noting that in some shells, some characters are ridiculously difficult to quote correctly.

    Also search here and elsewhere. A quick search turned up Inputting a password w/o having it displayed on screen, which may help.

    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      What is the cmd interpreting & as?

        & means "run the preceding command in the background". So, for example,
        ./myprogram username lsrkj&etk
        will attempt to first run the command ./myprogram username lsrkj as a background process and then, while that's running, also run the command etk in the foreground (probably producing the error "etk: command not found").

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