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Re: getpass documentation

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: getpass documentation
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 18:54:01 +0200
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Thanks, below is an updated patch.

OK. Are you going to commit that?

> -Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:
> +Portability problems fixed by Gnulib module @code{getpass-gnu}:
>  @itemize
>  @item
> -This function is missing on some platforms:
> -mingw, BeOS.
> +The gnulib implementation return a password of arbitrary length read
> +from /dev/tty (or stdin), other implementations may truncate the
> +password to PASS_MAX or 8 characters.
> address@hidden itemize

What's the reason that you mention "from /dev/tty (or stdin)"? Don't other
implementations read from /dev/tty or stdin?


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