Automatically filling a text box

Well I am new to Rails and I'm looking to find out how to
automatically fill a text box with a randomly generated password. I
can generate and display the password just fine but I cannot find a
way to have the page load with the password already in the text field.




like in the controller, if it's a User that has a password, you can't
just do:

def new
  @user =
  @user.password = 'ryans_text'
  respond_to do |format|
    format.html # new.html.erb
    format.xml { render :xml => @user }

and have 'ryans_text' appear in the password field of the form???

Generally, you'll not want passwords in a plain text_field... and a
password_field won't show the text on purpose.

You can set it in the controller when you make a new instance of the object:

@foo = :passwd => passwd )

user form_for method