Personal IDL library for M. Galloy

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includes main-level program

top source mg_getpassword

result = mg_getpassword( [prompt=string])

Get a password from the command line. Shows asterisks instead of the actual password.

Return value



prompt in optional type=string

prompt to display before the password is typed


Try the main-level example program at the end of this file:

IDL> .run mg_getpassword
This does the following:
IDL> password = mg_getpassword(prompt='Password:') Password: ******************* IDL> print, password, format='(%"Password = \"%s\"")' Password = "this is my password"

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Personal library of Michael Galloy
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