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su command displays password

From: Ismo Puustinen
Subject: su command displays password
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 15:57:53 +0300

I have bad habit: when I type 'su', I start writing the password
almost right away. If the computer is slow, the password prompt takes
some time to appear. In this case, the password letters I have already
written before the password prompt appeared are displayed on the
screen. This is very inconvenient and bad user interface design.

A better solution would be to start reading the stdin immediately
after the program is launched. This could be done in a separate thread
while starting up the program. Implementing this behaviour would mean
less frustration and less passwords that are forced to be changed

Will this proposal be considered? Thanks in advance!

Ismo Puustinen <address@hidden>

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