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Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

(OP)
I need to read a line of input from <STDIN>
without outputting to screen. ie
like a su command.

RE: Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

This is an easy problem to fix. Try this, if you are on a Win32 system.


print "enter some information\n";
$info = <STDIN>;
chomp($info);



That should do it. Say you enter "some information" into the program, then the variable $info will have the value "some information" and you can decide what to do with it.

RE: Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

Vikter,

   does that stop the "some information" from being echoed on the command line as you type it though? Which I think was charlsey's aim.

   Is there a way of doing this on windows?

Loon

RE: Reading <STDIN> w/out eching to screen

Me too! Shame window doesn't use tty's :-)

Loon

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