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Re: [Bug-wget] FAQ on hiding passwords from ps -f

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] FAQ on hiding passwords from ps -f
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:02:05 +0100
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Am Monday 11 March 2013 schrieb Nathan Phillip Brink:
> To remedy this, naturally, the “echo pass” would be replaced with
> “echo $pass” or “echo ${pass}”.

Yes, that should be changed.

> I think that the command should be revised to use --post-file. I think
> that the “read -s -p pass; echo "os_password=${pass}" > sometempfile”
> method will work OK *as long as echo is a shell built-in*.

What about --ask-password ?
It will prompt the PW for every connection (from the man page). So it is a bit 
different than --password.

Regards, Tim

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