I have an account on a shared web host which allows me to work on the server via SSH. As I have some problems installing Magento using the web installer I switched to the commandline installation. The command to install looks something like this:
php -f install.php -- \ ... --db_host "dbhost" \ --db_name "dbname" \ --db_user "username" \ --db_pass "password" \ ... --admin_username "username" \ --admin_password "password" \ ...
While the command is running (and its running for a few minutes), of course everybody else on that server can see the parameters (and passwords) by inspecting running processes (with
ps aux for example). I was just wondering if its possible to hide that data in some way (e.g. with some kind of wrapper scripts/programs)?