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Default Accepting Passwords in C++

The general way to accept passwords is to print a special character conventionally a '*' in the foreground while we store the actual character in the background.

I have done this in a TC compiler with the help of getch() function.

Under GCC, I found that the function getch() is supported by curses.h instead of stdio.h as in a TC compiler.

But when I have tried out a simple program as follows, the program gives few errors when compiled


int main()
    int c = getch();
    return 0;

Could you please tell me what the problem might be and the way to solve it.

Thanks in advance.

Mandriva Rocks
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