[wp-hackers] mask mysql password on install

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Thu Mar 15 15:31:09 UTC 2012

MySQL passwords can sometimes be confusing alphanumeric strings that are
difficult enough to type when you *do* have plain text.  I think masking
that particular password field would put far too many people at a

And since it's a password you only have to enter once - opposed to one you
enter daily where prying eyes could grab it - I don't really see the value
in such a change.  I could be wrong, tho ...

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 8:24 AM, fris <fris at fris.net> wrote:

> Anyway to mask the mysql password on install instead of showing plain text?
> Thanks.
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