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getpass

Syntax

 
#include <stdlib.h>

char * getpass(const char *prompt)

Description

This function reads up to a Newline (CR or LF) or EOF (Ctrl-D or Ctrl-Z) from the standard input, without an echo, after prompting with a null-terminated string prompt. It returns the string of at most 8 characters typed by the user. Pressing Ctrl-C or Ctrl-Break will cause the calling program to exit(1).

Return Value

A pointer to a static buffer which holds the user's response. The buffer will be overwritten by each new call. In case of any error in the lower I/O routines, a NULL pointer will be returned.

Portability

ANSI/ISO C No
POSIX No

Example

 
char *password = getpass("Password: ");

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