blarg?

May 10, 2006

“assword”

Filed under: digital — mhoye @ 11:39 am

Novice admins, take note: when you’re writing scripts that connect to other machines, there is just no telling whether the response strings will be capitalized or not, or what the punctuation at the end of it will be. You can reasonably rely on everything after the first letter being lowercase, though.

Password-
password :
Password:
Password?
password <
[Password]:

Etcetera. And, simplicity-of-regex in mind, what do they all have in common?

All I wanted to say, here, is that I’ve typed “assword” about four hundred times in the last few days, and I have valid technical reasons for doing so.

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