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Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:27:33 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> You mean, force Emacs to encode .authinfo in UTF-8 when creating it?
>>> I guess that's the job for file-coding-system-alist.
SM> Or adding a -*- coding: utf-8 -*- cookie to the file.
> That's not standard, so a netrc/authinfo file created by someone else
> would not have it and we're back to guessing.  Better to guess on read,
> enforce UTF-8 on write IMO.

For the "read, modify, write", if the guess is wrong, the write will not
magically be fixed by using utf-8.

What do the files that we generated until now contain?  utf-8?
something else?


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