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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   password??
Date:   2002-12-14 07:22:25
From:   anonymous2
I have log in as admin, but when I come to the password part, I can go any further.

this is what I type:
[JansComputer:/private/etc] jan% sudo cp -i crontab.bak crontab

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.

Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 2 incorrect password attempts

I can't type anything after password:
so what am I doing wrong???

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  • Answer From Chris_Stone
    2003-01-18 16:41:16  pixm [View]

    When typing a password for sudo, nothing will appear at the prompt for security reasons, but your keystrokes will still be seen by sudo once you press the final return.
  • password??
    2003-01-17 13:00:22  pixm [View]

    same for me until I realised that you just need to type the password on your keyboard and hit the return key... you don't and can't see the characters on the screen!
  • Are you using root's password ?
    2002-12-14 17:57:56  mike_dowe [View]

    I don't know if you enabled the root account but with sudo you should use your administrator (login) password.

    Don't use root's password.

    Otherwise check the case of your password. Does it contain any unusual characters ?

    Good luck.