I can't see my password on the command line and even though I am sure that I enter my password correctly, sudo doesn't accept. How can I see my password on the terminal? Is there any way to change it?


If you are just confirming that you typed it correctly, type it into the U/N space instead of your username to see what characters are being typed.

  1. type it into gedit and copy/paste it into the password field.
  2. How do I reset a lost administrative password?

To help you enter your password correctly there is: How can I make stars appear when I type sudo password?

To summarize the answer there, you need to configure it using:

sudo visudo

Locate the line containing env_reset and add the parameter , pwfeedback behind it.

See the link for full instructions.

  • This **** only sh*w aster***s inst**d of char*****s. At least you can determine whether the length matches. – PerlDuck Oct 24 '18 at 11:33
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    @PerlDuck Yes it's for keyboards that lack tactile feedback and answers the question: "Did I hit that key properly or not?". Nce wy of wrting yur c*mment BTW :) – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 24 '18 at 11:45

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