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Re: password shown in asterisks (*)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:44:26 +0100

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:51:58AM -0300, Sebastin 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?

> Cheers,
> --
> If you want freedom, compile the source.

And if you want knowledge, read it. ;)
Received on 2015-10-28 16:44:40 CET

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