Bug 135447

Summary: Can't use getpass() since it is obsolete
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Linda Lee <linda.lee>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Linda Lee 2004-10-12 15:08:24 EDT
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Red Hat AS 3 FCS

       #include <unistd.h>

       char *getpass( const char * prompt );

       This function is obsolete. Do not use it.


From the man page,  getpass() is an obsolete function and can NOT be
used, what is its equivalent function available on RHAS3?  If there is
no equivalent, can we still use getpass()?
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2004-10-13 08:03:55 EDT
See http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xsh/getpass.html
This function was marked LEGACY since it provides no functionality which a user could not easily implement, and its name
is misleading.
It has been removed in XPG6.