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Re: Core getch Hack
Mike Carns wrote:
> Would it be possible to create a new builitin verb that called getch to
> get characters from the user, thus not echoing things like passwords?
> I've been looking at the code and their doesn't seem to be a definite
> place where it calls a form of scanf to get input, so I can't find the
> place to get the basic routine for such a verb.
The server doesn't get input directly from the user. The input comes from a telnet client that the user is
connected with. I/O has to pass thru that. The only way to get text on a character-by-character basis is by
setting the telnet client to character-by-character mode. This is generally considered to be a bad idea. Plus,
not all terminals would fail to echo the characters.
Short answer: No, it's not.
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