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Re: SU commands from Emacs


From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: SU commands from Emacs
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 22:37:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) writes:

> Then I'm not seeing the normal behavior.  The "Password:" prompt
> appears in the minibuffer, I type and I get an error (no dots).

Actually, it's not the minibuffer, but rather the echo area, I
suspect.  Since shell-command does not read input, you cannot enter
the password. :-(

> Perhaps I need to configure sudo?

You can type 'sudo -v' in a terminal and use sudo in shell-command as
long as the ticket is valid.  That is what I do.

Regards,
        Sven


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