Here's how to prompt for user input from a Makefile.
USERNAME ?= $(shell bash -c 'read -p "Username: " username; echo $$username') PASSWORD ?= $(shell bash -c 'read -s -p "Password: " pwd; echo $$pwd') talk: @clear @echo Username › $(USERNAME) @echo Password › $(PASSWORD)
You can then execute
You'll be prompted for a username and password. The variables will get stored as
PASSWORD, respectively, and the
talk command will print them out to the console.
Note that the password
read prompt specifies the
-p flag, which hides the characters as you type and stores its value in the