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Re: how does one redirect the input for a terminal ?

Quoting Jan Pfeifer (janpf@iname.com):
> I'm trying to compress with passwords a couple of hundred files using
> "zip" (I have to use this, as some of the compressed files will go to
> windoze users), but "zip" only seems to take the password from a
> terminal, so I can't use the "<" redirector of bash. Is there a way of
> fooling it, so it reads from a file, believing it to be a terminal ?
> Or any other way round ?

Don't bother? Just compress twice for one password prompt:

zip unprotected.zip list of hundreds of files...

zip -e protected.zip unprotected.zip


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