password question on startup

cruciatuz sasoft at
Sat Dec 1 13:39:25 EST 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
Sam Dez  1 13:35:33 EST 2001
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