COEPromptPasswd [flags] ""
where "" is a string to display.
Display this help message.
Use __ as the maximum number of characters the user
can type in the response (the default is 40 characters).
Do not display the verify prompt.
Display the version number.
This tool is intended to be used by a _PreInstall_, _PostInstall_,
or _DEINSTALL_ script to prompt a user to enter a password.
The routine displays a window in which the user may enter a password.
The user's response is not echoed in the window. A password prompt
is displayed in a window, and the user must respond to the "enter the
password" and the "verify the password." The user must then click on
the _OK_ button to continue. The _status_ environment variable is set
to -1 if an error occurs (for example, a window could not be displayed)
or to 0 if the message displays correctly.
By default, the tool will prompt for the password and then prompt the
user to enter the password again for confirmation. A flag may be passed
to the tool to indicate that the confirmation is not desired. The
default maximum password length that a user can enter is 40 characters,
while the minimum is 6 characters. The calling routine may indicate the
minimum and maximum number of characters in the user's typed response.
When confirmation is requested, the tool prompts the user for a matching
confirmation up to three times before returning a failure. If after
three attempts the confirmation does not match, the tool returns an
error code and the calling routine must determine what action to take.
There are no notes.
DATE LAST UPDATED
Oct 20, 2000