password question on startup

cruciatuz sasoft at gmx.de
Sat Dec 1 19:39:25 CET 2001


On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 01:22:52PM +0100, Andreas Penzel wrote:
> Hello NG!
> 
> I want that on the programm-start the user has to give user-id and password.
> The password should not be seen on the screen, only e.g. stars.
> 
> What to do?

import getpass

getpass.getuser() # returns the current username
getpass.getpass() # returns an entered password (doesn't show pass on
                  # screen)

have a look at the documentation of getpass, too.

i hope this helps

-- 
Stefan Antoni
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Sam Dez  1 13:35:33 EST 2001
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