Redirecting input?

Steve Holden sholden at
Tue Jul 3 12:14:44 EDT 2001

>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."""

getpass() looks like what you need.


"fbasegmez" <fb at> wrote in message
news:bb93d188.0107030727.516741b4 at
> How do you redirect commands to a Unix process initiated from a Python
> For example:
> import os
> runcmd='rlogin othersystem'
> os.system(runcmd)
> password='mypassword'
> #now I would like to input my password here
> #obviously os.sytem(password) does not work.
> ???
> Regards,
> Fahri

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