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

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 08:19:35 +0000

> > > 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?

No. I think the warning and the asterisking are independent changes;
I suppose we should make both of them.

> 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.
Received on 2019-07-14 10:19:46 CEST

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