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Re: :file keyword for Customize

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: :file keyword for Customize
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 10:07:16 -0500
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On Fri, 09 May 2008 16:34:49 +0200 David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote: 

DK> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> In the same way a user's customizations for authentication are more
>> sensitive than the default customizations, and should probably be
>> stored in a separate file that's encrypted with some mechanism.

DK> Put them into ~/.netrc

That's not always possible.  User names and passwords are not the only
possible sensitive information.  The netrc file is not as flexible as a
custom file.  Also, not every Emacs package supports netrc files (I'm
actually working on auth-source.el to remedy that somewhat, but it's not

>> The default customizations are then available to fellow users without
>> danger of compromising security.

DK> There is nothing worse than people indiscriminately copying .emacs
DK> files, anyway.

That's not what I'm talking about, and there are many things worse than
copying .emacs files.  Please consider my actual use cases that
substantiate the need for separate custom files.  If you think they are
not generally applicable, fine, but don't use hyperbole to derail the


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