>> perldoc -q password
>> Found in /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/pod/perlfaq8.pod
>> How do I ask the user for a password?
>> (This question has nothing to do with the web. See a
>> different FAQ for that.)
>> There's an example of this in the crypt entry in the
>> perlfunc manpage). First, you put the terminal into "no
>> echo" mode, then just read the password normally. You may
>> do this with an old-style ioctl() function, POSIX terminal
>> control (see the POSIX manpage, and Chapter 7 of the
>> Camel), or a call to the stty program, with varying
>> degrees of portability.
>> You can also do this for most systems using the
>> Term::ReadKey module from CPAN, which is easier to use and
>> in theory more portable.
>> use Term::ReadKey;
>> $password = ReadLine(0);