While prompting for user input using
fgets() is quite easy, sometimes you
need to prompt for sensitive information. In these cases, the characters typed
in by the user should not be directly visible, and this is quite a pain to
do in a cross-platform way.
This tiny package fixes just that for you:
<?php echo 'Say hello: '; $answer = Seld\CliPrompt\CliPrompt::hiddenPrompt(); echo 'You answered: '.$answer . PHP_EOL; // Output in the CLI: // // Say hello: // You answered: hello
composer require seld/cli-prompt
Seld\CliPrompt\CliPrompt::hiddenPrompt($allowFallback = false);
Prompts the user for input and hides what they type. If this fails for any reason and
$allowFallbackis set to
truethe prompt will be done using the usual
fgets()and characters will be visible.
Regular user prompt for input with characters being shown on screen.
In both cases, the trailing newline the user enters when submitting the answer is trimmed.
PHP 5.3 and above
CLI-Prompt is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details
- This project uses hiddeninput.exe to prompt for passwords on Windows, sources and details can be found on the github page of the project.