GETPASS(3)                                             GETPASS(3)

     NAME
          getpass - read a password

     SYNOPSIS
          char *getpass(prompt)
          char *prompt;

     DESCRIPTION
          Getpass reads a password from the file /dev/tty, or if that
          cannot be opened, from the standard input, after prompting
          with the null-terminated string prompt and disabling echo-
          ing.  A pointer is returned to a null-terminated string of
          at most 8 characters.

     FILES
          /dev/tty

     SEE ALSO
          crypt(3)

     BUGS
          The return value points to static data whose content is
          overwritten by each call.