[Rd] authentication support question
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 17 12:45:19 CET 2005
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Vincent Carey 525-2265 wrote:
> I need to obtain username and password strings from the
> user of a certain process running in R. scan() can be used
> to get the strings, but the password will be echoed back as the
> user types it. Is there any way to load keyboard input
> to a variable without echoing the input back to the screen?
Not from an arbitrary terminal.
You haven't told us the OS, but e.g. on Unix-alikes with readline it is
readline rather than R which is doing the echoing.
I would us a dialog box for such things: graphapp has one which we use for
proxy authentication under Windows.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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