[CentOS] bash shell in xwin

Tue Jul 27 18:19:02 UTC 2010
Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at uni-x.org>

> Hi
> I type the password in bash shell. but it can be displayed what I typed

I take it that you found out that what you enter as a new password when
running "passwd" is hidden. That is correct.

> why?

Security. Even try to avoid that people look at your fingers when you set
or enter passwords.

> Thank you

If you are concerned to enter your password correct? That's why you have
to retype it.

If you like to have different control over setting password checkout "man