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Re: [PATCH] use stderr when prompting for username

From: Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_cs.msu.su>
Date: 2002-12-27 09:08:20 CET

Matt Kraai wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 25, 2002 at 03:04:24PM +0300, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>
>>This is a trivial patch with a simple purpose:
>>when redirecting output from a command (e.g. diff)
>>to a file, the "username:" prompt goes to the file too.
>
>
> I think the prompt should be printed to the terminal (i.e., /dev/tty),
> not stderr, when possible.

Is it possible to print anything to /dev/tty portably? Where that output would
go on windows? And I'm not sure platform dependencies are a good thing.

- Volodya

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