When I run the perforce login command in a cygwin shell running inside a mintty terminal emulator, the password prompted by perforce is visible--as I type the characters that make up my password, the characters get echoed right back to the password prompt.

$ p4 login Enter password: abc123

I'm not sure which actor here is in charge of displaying and reading the password prompt: perforce? cygwin? or mintty?


You may want to use the Cygwin build (discontinued from May 1, 2013):


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.