> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> Is there a safe way to send username and password to psql?
> > The standard way I know of is to use 'expect' and wrap your psql call
> > around that.
> Didn't you break that by making psql read the password from /dev/tty?
> Or can 'expect' take control of /dev/tty?
Expect communicates with the process via pseudo-ttys, so it works fine.
Also, if it can't read /dev/tty, it will read from stdin. At least that
is that standard way to do it.
getpass() docs said:
The getpass() function displays a prompt to, and reads in a password
from, /dev/tty. If this file is not accessible, getpass displays the
prompt on the standard error output and reads from the standard input.
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