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Re: Exec Fork Trick

by marius (Hermit)
on Jul 01, 2001 at 21:36 UTC ( #93036=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Exec Fork Trick

I don't know about OpenBSD, but on FreeBSD boxen you can use the pw(8) command with the -h flag to pass it a filehandle. Using pw usermod <username> -h 0 will allow you to pass the password to STDIN. However, to keep it off STDIN, you could create another filehandle, snag it's FD#, and pass it through that FH.

Hope that helps, lots more info in the pw(8) man page.


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