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option to not provide a password in command line

kunal kulkarni
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Joined: Mar 29, 2012
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Guys,
I am trying to figure out the best way for my below requirment:

I run C compiled exe's and the command looks like these:
my_sample_exe -u=username -p=password -g=group -log=path_to_log_file

I have to provide these exe's to end users and give them the above command to run it. However, I dont want to give them the actual password in -p= argument (rather hide the actual password). what would be the best way to achieve this?

we developed the following alternative:
created a code specific to encryption decryption logic and we are recommending developers to reuse (copy) the same function in their codes. but not all exe's are developed by us! there are few cases we only have exe's but no access to code. in this case, we dont know what to do!

can you please help us achieve our goal of hiding password in -p argument for above command?

Thanks,
Kunal
Tony Docherty
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Apologies if I've misunderstood your question but what does this have to do with Java?
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kunal kulkarni
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Tony:My sincere apologies for posting it in incorrect forum.
Henry: thanks.

since, it a generic logical programming question, do you guys have an idea on how I could do this?

thanks,
Kunal
Tony Docherty
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Can have your own exe which just handles the decryption and then launches the third party exe with decrypted args.
 
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