D. Deryl Downey wrote in post #1103052:
> Only problem with that is that then the password would be in the shell
> history file. Better to either use the sudoers or ln -s the history file
> to
> /dev/null
You're absolutely right, which is why I don't recommend either solution 
which I should have been more explicit about.   A symlink is a great 
work around too, or if history usage was still desired, cat /dev/null > 
~/.bash_history could serve as well.

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