How To Display Asterisks When You Type Password In Terminal

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  1. Rick Stanley says:

    This, of course ass/u/me’s that sudo is used. Sudo is not setup by default on Debian systems (And possibly other Distros as well.) when a password has been set for root.

    On any system I own or am the Sysadmin, sudo has been removed completely, therefor there is no ‘/etc/sudoers’ file! On my systems ‘su’ is used exclusively! I too would not recommend showing asterisks for the passwords. I can see no practical reason to use this tweek on any system, either a personal or business Linux system.

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