Terminal.app’s password icon

The other day was the first I had noticed this:Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 10.49.46 AM

Now, whenever you authenticate (at least on your localhost), Terminal.app has replaced the usual asterisk character for the inverted key symbol while awaiting your password entry.

It’s a very nice touch, though I’m not sure how long it’s been there. Regardless, kudos to the Terminal.app team. Elegant AF. Now, to see if I can dig through the frameworks to figure out how to call up the same functionality for other situations…

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