Re: [dev] [dmenu] [PATCH] Added option to prompt for passwords

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:53:04 -0700

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:45:16PM +0200, FRIGN wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:39:55 -0700
> > The attached patch adds a "-g" flag to dmenu so it can be used for
> > password entry. Typed text is replaced with asterisks.
> Why would you need that? Can you give an example?

There's an example in the description: entering passwords. I don't think
any thing else needs to be said, but I will humor you:

> For me, this doesn't make any bloody sense and gives a false sense of
> security.

"For you?" Maybe you never use a computer in the presence of other
people, but I (like many people) do and occasionally need to respond to
password prompts.

Received on Mon Jul 25 2016 - 21:53:04 CEST

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