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

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:07:23 -0700

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:03:34PM +0200, FRIGN wrote:
> So you pass passwords on the command line? Again, an example is really
> overdue.

I have no clue what you're talking about. What makes you think I'm
sending passwords over the command line? Dmenu sends the selection to
stdout, not argv, and many applications will gladly accept passwords via
stdin or arbitrary file descriptor; GPG, for example, allows you to
specify your own password entry application.

> 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.

Again, no one is saying passwords should be sent via the command line.
Look at the patch. It uses stdout just like vanialla dmenu.

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