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bug#5664: 23.1.92; view-lossage

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#5664: 23.1.92; view-lossage
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 06:56:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:
>> For eshell i didn't find good solution appart putting in my .emacs:
>> (setenv "LC_ALL" "C")
>> Work fine but may create other encoding problems in others places.
>> The best thing should be that all emacs shell don't obey to locale
>> setting for password prompt, i thing the word "password" in
>> international well known.
> You mean setting LC_ALL to C for all subshells?  I'm not sure that's
> what most people would want.  
This have been fixed long time ago by using an alias in eshell for
su/sudo. (don't use globally LC_ALL=C)

alias su LC_ALL=C *su -l
alias sudo *sudo -p Password: $*

> But having the passwords show up in clear
> text in the shell buffers is totally icky, too.  (I just fixed comint to
> do the password recognition for the
Be careful when modifying the prompt regexp of shell/eshell:
All go well in most cases, but can create bad bugs in other places like
python shell.
e.g in a python-shell:
A = raw_input("prompt: ")
Will ask you for password!

> address@hidden ~/src/emacs/trunk/lisp]$ ssh address@hidden
> Password: 
> Response: 
> case just now, though.)
> But for other locales: Perhaps Shell mode should have an interactive
> function like `M-x shell-query-password', so that people can trigger the
> non-echoing entry mode at will?  Or perhaps a keystroke to switch off
> echoing, that would be ended when typing RET?

A+ Thierry
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