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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, 27 Jan 2019 18:21:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Robert,

>> 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.

The link was to the top node of auth.info, but you're right: 'Help for
users' is the better choice. I've updated.

The disadvantage is, that this node does not speak about the other auth
backends, but I guess we could live with this in the Emacs manual.

> Robert

Best regards, Michael.



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