Unable to type password in terminal

Created by Vojtěch Trefný on on 2008-02-13
Keywords:
password terminal sudo
Last updated by:
Bhavani Shankar on on 2008-02-13

Q: I'm not able to type password in Terminal, it looks like the keyboard frozen!

A: It's easy - the passwords won't show up as you type them but they are being entered.. Notice that it won't show the '*' while you type, but just type in normally ! this is how it works to avoid people from looking over your shoulder !:-)