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The following is the standard way suggested to set the environment variable for the https_proxy:

export https_proxy=<username>:<password>@<proxy>:<port>

But it clearly shows/stores my password in plain-text. Even if I wrote a script that will read the password by not echoing it on the screen, the password gets stored in plain-text and when I type the command: printenv, it clearly shows.

Is there any way so that I need not have to store the password in the environment variable and still be able to use wget or other internet programs?

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You might want to look at this. – devnull Mar 29 '14 at 8:11

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