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Admin password not working in Terminal HELP

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Ok so i'm trying to edit my friends host file, and have the instructions up from google, after running the "$ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts" command it prompts for a password, now I am aware it doesn't seem like you are typing, however you are supposed to just type in your password then hit enter and it should let you advance.

For me it consistently gives me a "wrong please try again" 3x before locking me out.

I have gone to my friends account settings and verified that she is an Admin, and even tried changing the password, trying again to no avail.

What am I missing????
    
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nevermind guys i figured it out.
    
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*dusts of hands* Glad I could help!
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