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Re: [Bug-wget] Use stderr instead of stdout for --ask-password

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Use stderr instead of stdout for --ask-password
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:16:14 -0800
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On 02/24/2011 09:47 AM, Ángel González wrote:
>> We don't have the problem
>> with wget that one sometimes has with ssh, where occasionally a user
>> wants to pipe (from "echo"?) the password into ssh's prompt (which
>> doesn't work), since wget already supports other means for specifying
>> the prompt directly on the command line. But of course, all of this is
>> fairly Unix-specific.

> AFAIK ssh did it on purpose, for security purposes.

Oh I know. But it still does surprise some people who hope to use a
naive approach to feed ssh a password automatically. :)

Micah J. Cowan

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