Python getpass



This article covers the getpass library in Python

The getpass module comprises of only two functions, getpass() and getuser().

The getuser() function returns the login name of the user. This function checks the environment variables LOGNAMEUSERLNAME and USERNAME, in order, and returns the value of the first one which is set to a non-empty string.

user_name = getpass.getuser()
print(user_name)
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The getpass() function is meant to retrieve a password from the user without echoing it back to the input area. This means that while the user is typing in the password, nothing will show onscreen, thus improving the password security.

password = getpass.getpass()

Note: There may be certain conditions in which this does not work, such as the Python terminal.


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