I'm writing a command line tool to help my web app. It needs a password to connect to the service. I'd like the script to show a password prompt so I don't have to pass it as a command line argument.
That's easy enough, but I'd like it to not echo the password to the screen as it's typed. How can I do this with PHP?
Bonus points for doing it in pure PHP (no
system('stty')) and replacing the characters with
The script will run on a unix like system (linux or mac). The script is written in PHP, and will most likely stay like that.
Also, for the record, the
stty way of doing it is:
echo "Password: "; system('stty -echo'); $password = trim(fgets(STDIN)); system('stty echo'); // add a new line since the users CR didn't echo echo "n";
I'd prefer to not have the
system() calls in there.