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bug#5664: 23.1.92; view-lossage


From: Andreas Roehler
Subject: bug#5664: 23.1.92; view-lossage
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 21:44:00 +0100
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Chong Yidong wrote:
> Andreas Roehler <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> emacs -q
>> M-x shell
>> /bin/su at shell prompt
>>
>> prompt for PW arrives, when PW putted in, its visible at the screen
>>
>> root-shell (bash) arrives
>>
>> M-x report-emacs-bug
>>
>> View lossage displays root-password, replaced for this report by
>> MY-PW-SHOWN-HERE
> 
> I'm afraid I can't reproduce this.  One possibility is that you are
> using a locale where the password prompt is given in a language that
> comint-watch-for-password-prompt does not recognize.  This is a known
> issue; customize comint-password-prompt-regexp to add the
> locale-dependent password prompt(s) to the list of recognized prompts.
> 

Thanks, that helps here.
However, think there is a bug though. If Emacs is able to display the prompt 
delivered,
it should adapt its behavior independently from the regexp already customized.

Unless some reasons contradict.

Andreas






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