Don't want to see user input

I want to prompt the user for input
and assign the user input to a scalar
variable but I don't want the user input
to be displayed as it is being typed.
How do I accomplish this ? Thanks.
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system "stty -echo";
print "Enter :";
system "stty echo";

This solution is provided in the Programming PERL book
If you are not in unix, you can yse Term::ReadKey module:

#!perl -w

use strict;

use Term::ReadKey;

print "Enter password: ";
my $pass = hidden_read();
print "\nYou entered: \"$pass\"\n";


# ================
sub hidden_read {
    my $str;
    ReadMode 2;
    $str = ReadLine 0;
    ReadMode 0;
    chomp $str;
    return $str;

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