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chars trimmed from password in shell

From: Bruce Ingalls
Subject: chars trimmed from password in shell
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 10:03:40 -0400
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Not sure why, but Emacs bug report complained about
"no such program, fakemail"
I always appreciate tips on setting this up.

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195)
 of 2003-03-27 on buffy
configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: ENU
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I run M-x shell, then plink.exe <url: http://www.openssh.org/ >
to open an ssh connection from a MS Windows 2000 client.
Plink prompts me for a password, but Emacs trims the last 2
chars. If I append "xx" to the end of the password, it works
Note that eshell & M-x term do not even get as far as M-x shell.
I am doing this, so that TRAMP can properly connect under w32.
I believe this also affects shell-command-as-string().

I have run this from the latest official prebuilt binary, 21.3.1
and as emacs -q on different w32 boxes.

Whether you can resolve this, or not, let me know, so that I can
inform the author of Tramp.

Recent input:
<help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> <re

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