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

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:03:34 +0200

On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:53:04 -0700
Eric Pruitt <> wrote:

Hey Eric,

> 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:

So you pass passwords on the command line? Again, an example is really

> > 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.

There need to be many prerequisites to offer a safe password prompt.
I'm sure you've never used explicit_bzero before and have questionable
model of security in your mind if you really propose this "solution".

In the end, with this talk, you only humour yourself. And give a bloody
answer to my question already. I want to see a real example, a real
program that actually _exists_ which takes passwords on the command
line, or an example where you use dmenu to enter passwords in some
"dynamic" context not observable to me at the moment.



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