Redirecting input?

phil hunt philh at
Tue Jul 3 22:13:50 CEST 2001

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001 12:14:44 -0400, Steve Holden <sholden at> wrote:
>From the Python 2.0 Library Reference Manual:
>"""6.11 getpass -- Portable password input
>The getpass module provides two functions:
>getpass ([prompt])
>Prompt the user for a password without echoing. The user is prompted using
>the string prompt, which defaults to 'Password: '. Availability: Macintosh,
>Unix, Windows.
>getuser ()
>Return the ``login name'' of the user. Availability: Unix, Windows.
>This function checks the environment variables $LOGNAME, $USER, $LNAME and
>$USERNAME, in order, and returns the value of the first one which is set to
>a non-empty string. If none are set, the login name from the password
>database is returned on systems which support the pwd module, otherwise, an
>exception is raised."""

Now that Mac OS X is based on Unix, will this work for Macs too?

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