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Re: sudo and tramp ask for password twice

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: sudo and tramp ask for password twice
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 14:21:35 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, May 06 2012, XeCycle wrote:

> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi there,
>> I'm using tramp in emacs24, and have a small question about sudo. First
>> of all, I'm using ido-everywhere, so when I want to open a file I hit
>> "C-x C-f", then two forward slashes to get to the filesystem root.
>> Then it's "sudo:". At this point ido gives me three choices:
>> Find file: /sudo:{ . | localhost: | address@hidden
>> Going through "root@" just leads another "localhost", so there doesn't
>> seem to be any difference there. Is there? I suppose that's what I'd use
>> if I wanted to access files as a different user altogether.
>> So I choose localhost, then go for the file I want. Tramp asks me for my
>> password once when I choose localhost, and then again the next time it
>> needs to touch the filesystem (since I'm using ido, that means the first
>> time it starts completing filepaths).
> Don't know about the rest of your questions, but isn't sudo
> method supposed to be used like `/sudo::/etc/conf'?

Ha, I guess you're right. When I type /sudo:: at the prompt, ido tells
me the next completion is "localhost:", but if I ignore that and just
enter my path, it works fine -- only one password prompt.

I guess I thought ido was showing me something important about tramp
internals, something I didn't know before, but maybe it wasn't really
that helpful…


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