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Re: bug#7748: 23.2.50; [docs] Using spaces in passwords in authinfo


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#7748: 23.2.50; [docs] Using spaces in passwords in authinfo
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:19:50 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 18:35:48 -0500 Jeffrey Horn <address@hidden> wrote: 

JH> Emacs/gnus lacks a documented description of how to include spaces in
JH> passwords in an authinfo file. quotemstr suggested in #emacs to wrap the
JH> password in quotes, since 'Emacs will use the Lisp reader on any token
JH> that begins with a ".'

Hi Jeffrey,

I've got a rewrite of the auth-source library which parses these files
now.  It's in Gnus, see git.gnus.org (branch "tzz-auth-source-rewrite").
I plan to push it out to Gnus and Emacs this weekend.

The docs in that branch specifically mention how to put spaces in the
authinfo file (see texi/auth.texi).  I can probably expand on that or
include an example; here's the current wording:

"Spaces are always OK as far as auth-source is concerned (but other
programs may not like them).  Just put the data in quotes, escaping
quotes as you'd expect with @code{\}."

Let me know what you think.

Thanks
Ted


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