[erlang-questions] Getting a password from escript / I/O server introduction

Mikhail Sobolev <>
Thu Nov 24 07:49:21 CET 2011


Hi Alex,

On 24 November 2011 00:12, Alex Shneyderman <> wrote:
>> (On a related note, it seems that it's impossible to get user input
>> without echoing anything to the screen.)
>
> I use io:get_line("") for echo-less prompt.
Thanks for the suggestion, however this simple script does not show the
expected behaviour:

#! /usr/bin/escript
>
> main(_) ->
>    io:format("Input > "),
>    R = io:get_line(""),
>    io:format(" -> ~p\n", [R]).
>

--
Misha
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