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  <a href="../libudev/index.html">gudev </a><span style="float:right">systemd 215</span><hr><div class="refentry"><a name="systemd-tty-ask-password-agent"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>systemd-tty-ask-password-agent — List or process pending systemd password requests</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">systemd-tty-ask-password-agent [OPTIONS...]  [VARIABLE=VALUE...]</code> </p></div></div><div class="refsect1"><a name="idm214196749440"></a><h2 id="Description">Description<a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this headline" href="#Description"></a></h2><p><span class="command"><strong>systemd-tty-ask-password-agent</strong></span>
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                is a password agent that handles password
                requests of the system, for example for hard disk
                encryption passwords or SSL certificate passwords that
                need to be queried at boot-time or during
                runtime.</p><p><span class="command"><strong>systemd-tty-ask-password-agent</strong></span>
                implements the <a class="ulink" href="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PasswordAgents" target="_top">Password
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                Agents Specification</a>.</p></div><div class="refsect1"><a name="idm214196745760"></a><h2 id="Options">Options<a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this headline" href="#Options"></a></h2><p>The following options are understood:</p><div class="variablelist"><dl class="variablelist"><dt id="--list"><span class="term"><code class="option">--list</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--list"></a></dt><dd><p>Lists all currently pending system password requests.</p></dd><dt id="--query"><span class="term"><code class="option">--query</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--query"></a></dt><dd><p>Process all currently
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                                pending system password requests by
                                querying the user on the calling
                                TTY.</p></dd><dt id="--watch"><span class="term"><code class="option">--watch</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--watch"></a></dt><dd><p>Continuously process
                                password requests.</p></dd><dt id="--wall"><span class="term"><code class="option">--wall</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--wall"></a></dt><dd><p>Forward password
                                requests to
                                <a href="wall.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">wall</span>(1)</span></a>
                                instead of querying the user on the
                                calling TTY.</p></dd><dt id="--plymouth"><span class="term"><code class="option">--plymouth</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--plymouth"></a></dt><dd><p>Ask question with
                                <a href="plymouth.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">plymouth</span>(8)</span></a>
                                instead of querying the user on the
                                calling TTY.</p></dd><dt id="--console"><span class="term"><code class="option">--console</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--console"></a></dt><dd><p>Ask question on
                                <code class="filename">/dev/console</code>
                                instead of querying the user on the
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                                calling TTY.  </p></dd><dt id="-h"><span class="term"><code class="option">-h</code>, </span><span class="term"><code class="option">--help</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#-h"></a></dt><dd><p><a name="help-text"></a>Print a short help text and exit.
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    </p></dd><dt id="--version"><span class="term"><code class="option">--version</code></span><a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this term" href="#--version"></a></dt><dd><p><a name="version-text"></a>Print a short version string and exit.</p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1"><a name="idm214200629952"></a><h2 id="Exit status">Exit status<a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this headline" href="#Exit%20status"></a></h2><p>On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure
                code otherwise.</p></div><div class="refsect1"><a name="idm214200628768"></a><h2 id="See Also">See Also<a class="headerlink" title="Permalink to this headline" href="#See%20Also"></a></h2><p>
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                        <a href="systemd.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">systemd</span>(1)</span></a>,
                        <a href="systemctl.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">systemctl</span>(1)</span></a>,
                        <a href="systemd-ask-password-console.service.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">systemd-ask-password-console.service</span>(8)</span></a>,
                        <a href="wall.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">wall</span>(1)</span></a>,
                        <a href="plymouth.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">plymouth</span>(8)</span></a>
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