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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   Wont let type password
Date:   2006-01-13 16:00:26
From:   Skindc
I am new to this termianl and unix lark and am trying to follow your tutorial yet when trying to run the command


sudo cp crontab crontab.bak


it is asking for password which is obviously the password for account but when promting for password terminal will not let me type anything.


Any ideas?

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  • Chris Stone photo Wont let type password
    2006-02-06 08:05:27  Chris Stone | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi Skindc,

    If you mean that you see nothing when typing, that is the expected behavior. Sudo does this to prevent over the should snoopers of your password. So even though you see nothing, type in your password and press return and you should be able to continue...

    --Chris