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bug#24231: 25.1.1: sudo displays password


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#24231: 25.1.1: sudo displays password
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:48:58 +0200
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reopen 24231


Hallo Michael,


sorry continuing so late.

Checked with eshell, which hides the password, displaying just spots.

From there think it would be worth fixing it at Emacs-shell.


Looks like a solution is in esh-mode.el:

(defun eshell-send-invisible ()
  "Read a string without echoing.


Best,

Andreas


On 17.08.2016 09:42, Michael Albinus wrote:
Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Andreas,
Should it not be possible to suppress the plain echo in all cases
following "sudo"?
As the QT-shell does IIUC.
That's not Emacs' job. As shown by my examples, you might be able to
configure the sudo password prompt yourself. A simple

(setenv "SUDO_PROMPT" "password: ")

in your .emacs would suffice.
I'm closing the bug, because it is not an Emacs error.

Best regards, Michael.






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