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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: HP-UX 11 limits password length to 8 characters


From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: HP-UX 11 limits password length to 8 characters
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:49:56 +0200
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> Personally I'd just use my own replacement code.
>
> Also see:
>
> http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-inetutils/2001-02/msg00023.html
>
> where inetutils had a similar problem.  I don't think they fixed it
> either.

To solve this, I've now added a module 'getpass-gnu' to gnulib. It provides
a GNU getpass() in all cases. Description: "getpass() function: read a
password of arbitrary length from /dev/tty."

Hope this helps.


2003-07-31  Bruno Haible  <address@hidden>

        * modules/getpass-gnu: New file.
        * MODULES.html.sh (func_all_modules): Add getpass-gnu.
        * m4/getpass.m4 (gl_FUNC_GETPASS_GNU): New macro.






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