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Re: Remote asynchronous processes

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Remote asynchronous processes
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:35:39 +0200
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Philipp Stephani <p.stephani2@gmail.com> writes:

Hi Philipp,

>> However, we will loose features of remote asynchronous processes. At
>> least (and not comprehensive), processes started via make-process
>> - are not checked for passwords or other interactive dialogues
>> - do not not support multi-hops anymore
>> - cannot be killed via interrupt-process (??? I'm not sure)
>> - do not tell the remote tty
>> - ...
> These are typically irrelevant for the editing use cases I have in
> mind. In particular, starting a Flymake backend couldn't ever prompt
> the user; any prompt should be converted into a silent failure.

There are prompts you aren't aware of. Password requests are handled by
Tramp silently, using auth-sources caches. Don't think only about ssh
where you can use public keys, there's also sudo or whatever.

Best regards, Michael.

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