Module getpass
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Module getpass

Utilities to get a password and/or the current user name.

getpass(prompt) - prompt for a password, with echo turned off getuser() - get the user name from the environment or password database

On Windows, the msvcrt module will be used. On the Mac EasyDialogs.AskPassword is used, if available.

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unix_getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)
Prompt for a password, with echo turned off.
 
win_getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)
Prompt for password with echo off, using Windows getch().
 
default_getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)
 
_raw_input(prompt='', stream=None)
 
getuser()
Get the username from the environment or password database.
 
getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)
Prompt for a password, with echo turned off.

Imports: sys, termios, msvcrt, AskPassword


Function Details [hide private]

unix_getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)

 

Prompt for a password, with echo turned off. The prompt is written on stream, by default stdout.

Restore terminal settings at end.

getuser()

 

Get the username from the environment or password database.

First try various environment variables, then the password database. This works on Windows as long as USERNAME is set.

getpass(prompt='Password: ', stream=None)

 

Prompt for a password, with echo turned off. The prompt is written on stream, by default stdout.

Restore terminal settings at end.