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Re: How to have password shown?

.... and that's soooo good security-wise

Renato Gallo 

----- Original Message -----
From: tomas@tuxteam.de
To: "Rodolfo Medina" <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com>
Cc: "debian-user" <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:12:22 PM
Subject: Re: How to have password shown?

On Wed, Jul 03, 2019 at 11:24:54AM +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Hi all...
> Is there any a way to have my user-password shown when logging into Debian in
> tty console, or also within X system when changing to root?  It is for my old
> father...  it'd be easier for him to see what he's typing.  In internet I found
> some procedures to have asterisks shown; would it be possible to have a clear
> text as well?  Maybe it isn't as I understand...

I think /bin/login isn't set up to allow that (at least that's what a cursory
reading of its man page tells me). I fear the only way for you would be to
modify its source and recompile...

-- tomás

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