I'm trying to write a script that requests the user password for some
sudo-related commands. My goal is to emulate the default method that OS X uses to obtain the user's password,
Password: followed by a key-like symbol, as seen in the screenshot attached below:
I tried the answer from How to get a password from a shell script without echoing over on Stack Overflow that uses
read -s, but that results in
Password: without the key symbol when run from a script, but displays the symbol when run from the Terminal itself . What is this key symbol, and can I find it under the Characters menu?