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From Sebastián Treu <sebastian.t...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: password shown in asterisks (*)
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:42:27 GMT
On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:44 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp@elego.de> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:51:58AM -0300, Sebastián Treu wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This may be a dumb question, but today I realized that when doing a 'svn
> > export' my typed password is shown in asterisk:
> >
> > Password for 'user': ******************
> >
> > This behaviour is new to me. Typed password invoking 'svn export' was
> > supposed to not output any character.
> >
> > I was wondering if this have to do with svn or another thing like PAM
> > modules or so... I was worried on having a corrupted svn binary after
> some
> > update.
>
> I think this behaviour was introduced when issue #4280 ("prompt the
> controlling
> terminal, rather than stdin") was fixed:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-4280
>
> This change was made in SVN 1.8.0.


> Did you recently upgrade to SVN 1.8 or 1.9 from SVN 1.7?
>

Hey Stefan,

Yes, version is 1.8. I googled before reaching the mailing list... I think
I didn't search good enough for this topic.

Thanks for pointing that out.



>
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > If you want freedom, compile the source.
>
> And if you want knowledge, read it. ;)
>


I absolutely agree! I will reinforce the condition adding "and if you have
time" :D


-- 
If you want freedom, compile the source.

Sebastián Treu
http://labombiya.com.ar

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