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bug#17839: 24.4.50; read-passwd echoes password input in non-interactive


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#17839: 24.4.50; read-passwd echoes password input in non-interactive sessions
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:01:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Besides, “non-interactive” is a little vague.  It’s obvious that
>> `--batch’ is non-interactive, but is `--script’ as well?  In other
>> languages, e.g. Python or Perl, scripts regularly do interaction,
>> including reading passwords.
>
> Emacs is an editor, not a script language.

An example where cleartext passwords are annoying me for a while is
running the test suite. Use another remote host for Tramp tests, like
this:

# env REMOTE_TEMPORARY_FILE_DIRECTORY=/sudo::/tmp make check

> Andreas.

Best regards, Michael.





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