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Re: lsh + vc-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: lsh + vc-mode
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:23:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> I am not sure if this is just Emacs always expecting that if you
>> use ssh you will not get prompted for a password, or if it is
>> something else.

>    Actually it's VC that requires backend commands to proceed without
>    any user interaction (which implies "no passwd" among other
>    things).

> Is this always the case?  Tha is, will VC behave incorrectly if you
> have a OpenSSH secret key that has a password?

Pretty much, yes.  IIRC you might be able to get away with a passwd if
the backend uses an X11 dialog for it (such as ssh-askpass).  Otherwise,
you'll need to use an agent.


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