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

Anders Nygren <>
Thu Nov 24 23:23:09 CET 2011


It does not work from escript!
According to Bjorn a few years ago its because escript uses the old io server.

/Anders

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> The undocumented io:get_password() might  do what you want.
> try:
>> X = io:get_password().
> Sees to work - I've no idea why it's not documented.
> /Joe
>
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM, 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.
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