How to Create a Password Protected Command Line Python Script?

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To create a password-protected command line Python script, you can prompt the user for a password and compare it to a stored password before allowing access to the script. Here is an example code that creates a password-protected command line Python script:

import getpass

# Define the correct password
correct_password = 'password123'

# Prompt the user for a password
password = getpass.getpass('Enter password: ')

# Compare the entered password to the correct password
if password == correct_password:
    # Password is correct - allow access to the script
    print('Access granted.')
    # ...rest of the code goes here
else:
    # Password is incorrect - deny access to the script
    print('Access denied.')

In this code, we first define the correct password as a string correct_password.

We then prompt the user for a password using the getpass.getpass() function, which allows the user to enter a password without displaying it on the screen.

We compare the entered password to the correct password using an if statement. If the passwords match, we print a message indicating that access has been granted and allow access to the rest of the script. If the passwords do not match, we print a message indicating that access has been denied and terminate the script.

You can insert the rest of your Python code in the appropriate place in this script to create a password-protected command line script.

After running this code, you should see a prompt asking for a password. If you enter the correct password, you should see a message indicating that access has been granted and the rest of the script should execute. If you enter an incorrect password, you should see a message indicating that access has been denied and the script should terminate.

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