I am kind of new to JAVA and I am trying to hide a user's input (such as when the user types a password). I am not using any type of GUI just running my small programs directly in the UNIX Terminal. Is this possible to do simply, unfortunately I am not very proficient with JAVA yet and am trying to learn.

Thanks for the help

or use a JPasswordField instead of a JTextField

As he told he is not using any GUI. He is using the UNIX Terminal (i.e. Console).

As he told he is not using any GUI. He is using the UNIX Terminal (i.e. Console).

read over that, my mistake :)