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Re: TRAMP sudo method not asking for password

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: TRAMP sudo method not asking for password
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:52:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Marcin,

>> Why should it? Tramp uses auth-source, which has different backends. It
>> is not only the .authinfo file which gets the passwords, other backends
>> like the Secret Service API behave similar.
> Well, I didn't know anything about it.  (Perhaps not reading the TRAMP
> manual was a mistake...  Still, just a mention of auth-source *might* be
> a good idea when discussing TRAMP in the Emacs manual.  IDK.)

There are several other packages using auth-source, none of them have a
respective hint in the Emacs manual. I don't see why Tramp needs an

Reading the Tramp manual shall be sufficient.

>>> 1. Am I the only one that thinks that this change could be made a bit
>>> more prominent?  Like using something like yes-or-no-p (as opposed to
>>> y-or-n-p) by default, for example?  Saving passwords to a plain text
>>> file is something big, which should not happen by accident, right?
>> Again, we don't speak about plain files only. And yes, yes-or-no-p might
>> fit better. This must be changed in auth-source.el.
>> Let's wait for some few days, and if nobody objects, I'll change
>> accordingly.
> Thanks for the change (if it takes place), and for your time answering
> my questions.

I've written the bug report (a feature request rather) bug#34145.

> Best,

Best regards, Michael.

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