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Re: [PATCH] use stderr when prompting for username

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-12-27 16:24:36 CET

On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 03:08, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > 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.

Well, we should be consistent with password prompts, which (as I
understand it) already go to /dev/tty on Unix. If this means adding
functionality to APR, then we should do so.

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