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Re: replacement for getpass(3) in older program (1994)

On Wed, 02 May 2007 19:19:53 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> I have goten an older source which has some problems to compile under
> Sid.  After reading a bunch of "manpages-dev" I have seen that "getpass"
> is obsolete and I should not use it.

Although the getpass man page (dated from seven years ago!) says this, 
glibc's actual documentation[0] does not mention any problems with the 
getpass function--so I don't see any particular reason to avoid it.

[0] http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/html_node/getpass.html#index-

Sam Morris

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