perl <stdin>

Michael Beattie mtbeedee at
Thu Aug 4 01:38:16 GMT 2005

On 8/3/05, Wouter van Rooij <aentgood at> wrote:
> \
> Hello,
> At the first place, sorry for my bad English.
> My question is:
> How can you, when you're writing a perl program, make a input
> (<stdin>) hidden, so that when someone is typing an input in the
> following program is hidden:
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> print "Your name:";
> $name = <STDIN>
> I would like to get the input like this: ********

You might be able to redirect STDOUT to nowhere and then when there's
a character pressed write a '*' to STDOUT or something.

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