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getpass(3)							    getpass(3)

       getpass - read a password

       char *getpass(prompt)
       char *prompt;

       The  subroutine	reads  a  password  from the file or if that cannot be
       opened, from the standard input, after prompting with  the  null-termi‐
       nated  string  prompt and disabling echoing.  The subroutine can return
       up to characters.  is defined in A pointer is returned to a null-termi‐
       nated string of at most 16 characters.

       When  your  program  is compiled using the System V environment, if the
       file cannot be opened, a NULL pointer is returned.  An  interrupt  will
       terminate  input	 and  send  an interrupt signal to the calling process
       before returning.

       The return value points to static data whose content is overwritten  by
       each call.

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