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Re: TRAMP sudo method not asking for password


From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: TRAMP sudo method not asking for password
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 16:21:51 +0100

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:
>
> Hi Marcin,
>
>>> 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
>>> exception.
>>
>> Until recently I had no idea about the existence of auth-source...
>
> Indeed, the Emacs manual doesn't speak about authentication at all. I've
> added a new section about to the manual, this might be a
> beginner. Pushed to the emacs-26 branch.

It does talk about authentication, but the path is tortuous. It goes
from 'Sending Mail' to smtpmail to auth-source. Perhaps a link to the
auth-source 'Help for users' node would be best, as that describes the
.authinfo format extensively.

Robert



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