On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 01:26:01PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> Peter Jeremy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Whilst the environment is somewhat safer than the command line, I'd
> > still prefer not to have passwords embedded in environment variables.
> Since ps(1) no longer allows users to view other users' processes'
> environment, I don't think it's a very big issue anymore.

POLA says you should not have changed what fetch(1) expects from the
environmental var.
> > Has this feature been deliberately left out, or is it just one of the
> > bits that you haven't gotten around to implementing yet?  Would you
> > be interested in patches to implement it?
> Sure. The only clean way of doing this (that I can think of) would be
> to add an interface to libfetch for registering password-prompting
> callbacks.

Then it should have been added -- especially before being MFC'ed.

          Disclaimer: Not speaking for FreeBSD, just expressing my own opinion.

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