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Re: [PATCH] svn_load_dirs.pl: do not print password to screen

From: Geoffrey Alary <geoffrey.alary_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:47:27 +1200

Hi Daniel,

> > CC: both of the most recent and biggest contributors to this file.
>
> In principle, same answer as in the other thread (ENOTIME unless it's a
> regression I signed off on); but…

Ok noted. Thank you for your replies.

> > It implements a security feature: to hide the password when printing
> > the command line to screen.
>
> I suggest to add a warning to usage() that passing the password in
> a command-line argument may make it visible to other local OS users.

Do you mean that showing a warning message would be preferable to
actually fixing the problem? If yes, why would that be?

Note that being aware of the problem is not enough to prevent (for
example) co-workers looking at your screen when you’re checking if the
command has completed.

Best regards,
Geoffrey
Received on 2019-07-14 09:47:34 CEST

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