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[users@httpd] Re: Are passwords with embedded spaces allowed using htdbm?

On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 09:00 Tom Browder <tom.browder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I can get htdbm to accept a cleartext password with spaces when using the mode where I enter the password at the command line, e.g

I’m sorry for the wasted bandwidth, but I proved myself wrong!  I used a bash script sussessfully but I wasn’t able to use Perl 6 successfully.

However, I was trying to use the Perl 6 “run” command whch didn’t work. When I changed to the Perl 6 “shell” command, all worked well!

(The differences in the two commands includes how spaces are handled.  “run” was treating the password as two or more separate words.  I could have used “run” differently to overcome that and I will do so.)

Best regards,



  htdbm -cB dbmfilename user

and the password is validated ok using 

  htdbm -vB dbmfilename user

but I can’t get it to work using the batch mode:

  htdbm -cbB dbmfilename user passwordwithspaces

I have tried using single quotes around the password as well as backslashes before the space without success.

I would love to be able to programmatically use passwords with spaces if anyone can show me how to do it.


Best regards,