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credential: use git_prompt instead of git_getpass

We use git_getpass to retrieve the username and password
from the terminal. However, git_getpass will not echo the
username as the user types. We can fix this by using the
more generic git_prompt, which underlies git_getpass but
lets us specify an "echo" option.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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peff authored and gitster committed Dec 10, 2011
1 parent a509025 commit ce77aa4813c8a3980283c0a1e760f51f3a405154
Showing with 7 additions and 8 deletions.
  1. +7 −8 credential.c
@@ -109,7 +109,8 @@ static void credential_describe(struct credential *c, struct strbuf *out)
strbuf_addf(out, "/%s", c->path);
-static char *credential_ask_one(const char *what, struct credential *c)
+static char *credential_ask_one(const char *what, struct credential *c,
+ int flags)
struct strbuf desc = STRBUF_INIT;
struct strbuf prompt = STRBUF_INIT;
@@ -121,11 +122,7 @@ static char *credential_ask_one(const char *what, struct credential *c)
strbuf_addf(&prompt, "%s: ", what);
- /* FIXME: for usernames, we should do something less magical that
- * actually echoes the characters. However, we need to read from
- * /dev/tty and not stdio, which is not portable (but getpass will do
- * it for us). http.c uses the same workaround. */
- r = git_getpass(prompt.buf);
+ r = git_prompt(prompt.buf, flags);
@@ -135,9 +132,11 @@ static char *credential_ask_one(const char *what, struct credential *c)
static void credential_getpass(struct credential *c)
if (!c->username)
- c->username = credential_ask_one("Username", c);
+ c->username = credential_ask_one("Username", c,
if (!c->password)
- c->password = credential_ask_one("Password", c);
+ c->password = credential_ask_one("Password", c,
int credential_read(struct credential *c, FILE *fp)

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