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Get a password from the terminal. Sounds simple? Sounds like the readline module should be able to do it? NOPE.

Install and use it

npm install --save getpass
const mod_getpass = require('getpass');


mod_getpass.getPass([options, ]callback)

Gets a password from the terminal. If available, this uses /dev/tty to avoid interfering with any data being piped in or out of stdio.

This function prints a prompt (by default Password:) and then accepts input without echoing.


  • options, an Object, with properties:
    • prompt, an optional String
  • callback, a Func(error, password), with arguments:
    • error, either null (no error) or an Error instance
    • password, a String