When I type in my password at a sudo command line prompt, I would like to see a "*" for each keystroke. How do I do this?
You can enable visual feedback when typing passwords by editing your
On some UNIX-based systems, sudo can show an asterisk (*) when you type a letter.
In the terminal, enter...
Type your root password in (you won't see any visual feedback yet) and hit Enter.
Now, find the line that reads:
And replace it with:
Finally save and exit the file. Assuming you are using vi, that command is:
and then press Enter.
sudo should now be set up correctly. To test, open up a new terminal and type this to reset the sudo timeout.
Now try it out.