> Can someone show me an example of a dos batch file that accepts input? Here > is ultimately is an example of what I'd like to create. I don't even know what a "dos batch file" is, but aren't you looking for the htpasswd command ? [donge:~] ned% htpasswd --help Usage: htpasswd [-cmdps] passwordfile username htpasswd -b[cmdps] passwordfile username password htpasswd -n[mdps] username htpasswd -nb[mdps] username password -c Create a new file. -n Don't update file; display results on stdout. -m Force MD5 encryption of the password. -d Force CRYPT encryption of the password (default). -p Do not encrypt the password (plaintext). -s Force SHA encryption of the password. -b Use the password from the command line rather than prompting for it. On Windows, TPF and NetWare systems the '-m' flag is used by default. On all other systems, the '-p' flag will probably not work.