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How to Obscure Command Line Passwords
Authored by: ambrose on Jul 06, '10 04:14:34PM

In those cases where a #!script is invoked via /bin/sh, the builtin echo command behaves differently than when the script is invoked via /bin/bash -- it will not recognize the -n argument. To suppress the newline character in such circumstances, the string to be echoed should be followed by '\c'.

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