In debian wheezy terminal I type
It ask for password, which I type but it doesn't show anything as
I want to it to show at least some asterisks as the placeholder for the password characters as follow:
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There is a way to do it with "sudo" but it does not work with su... But if you want to display "*" with sudo, you need to add this line in "/etc/sudoers" file :
No, unfortunately. It's an inconsistency in the interface (visual feedback in the GUI, no visual feedback in the terminal), and inconsistencies confuse new users.
You can run
stty echo </dev/pts/N from another window, where
/dev/pts/N is the terminal you're running
su in (get its name with
tty before running
You can probably bind a key to that in your terminal emulator -- I'll leave that as an exercise to the reader.