[Thamesvalley-pm] Equivalent to Term::ReadKey

Dave Cross dave at dave.org.uk
Fri Jun 27 06:27:42 PDT 2008

Quoting Greg Matthews <gmatt at nerc.ac.uk>:

> Red Hat Enterprise (in its infinite wisdom) chooses not to ship
> Term::ReadKey with their perl.

Well, given that Term::ReadKey isn't part of the standard Perl  
distribution, that's not entirely surprising :)

>                               Is there an equivalent to the following
> that will be portable to an unmodified RHEL host:
> ReadMode 'noecho';
> $pass0 = ReadLine(0);
> ReadMode 'normal';
> chomp $pass0;
> print "\n";
> exit unless $pass0;

Perhaps you could just grab the code from the Term::ReadKey module and  
use that? Although that might be harder than it looks as Term::ReadKey  
has an an XS portion.

Looks like RPMForge have a perl-Term-ReadKey rpm available. The path  
of least resistance might be to install that.



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