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I don't like the *** marks when I type my password in the terminal (they reveal how many characters my password has). Is there a way to turn that off so nothing appears (like every other GNU/Linux distro out there?

Thank you.

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Given the severity of a recent Sudo vulnerability (CVE-2019-18634), turning this feature off is an excellent idea regardless of whether sudo is patched or not.

this worked great for me on 5.1 (Hara):

sudo mv /etc/sudoers.d/pwfeedback /etc/sudoers.d/pwfeedback.disabled

in the event you can't wait 15 minutes to test that it works, you can kill any remaining time using:

sudo -k

and then execute your favorite sudo command without them asterisks :)

references

  1. Mint 19.1 -- Terminals show asterisks on password. How to disable this feature?
  2. How to cancel the currently-applied remaininsudo time-out?
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