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Reading password in Unix shell

print -n "Enter Your password:"
stty_orig=`stty -g`
trap "stty ${stty_orig}; exit" 1 2 3 15
stty -echo >&- 2>&-
read PASS
stty ${stty_orig} >&- 2>&-
trap 1 2 3 15
print

trap :catches interruptions. I.e. if the user presses Ctrl+C, the normal stty mode is set before stopping the program
stty -echo :switches off the display echo
>&- 2>&- :helps to avoid “stty: Not a typewriter” message for non-interactive scripts.

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