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Re: NTEmacs + plink

From: poti
Subject: Re: NTEmacs + plink
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 12:13:17 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On 02:31 Thu 31 May     , Jason Rumney wrote:
> On 31 May, 05:46, Poti Giannakouros <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On May 18, 1:46 pm, "Lennart Borgman (gmail)"
> > If it helps, I am having the same problem with
> How are you, and the original poster, invoking plink?
I use M-x shell and invoke plink from there. This is on Windows NT.
After typing plink host.domain at the shell prompt,
I am sent to the minibuffer, where problems are already apparent. 
The dots echoing my keyboard entry appear on a second line in the 
minibuffer, then after a couple of keystrokes, they collapse to a single 
line. After the host times out my attempts, it seems I am still prompted 
for a password until I escape. At that point, fragments of my password 
show up in the shell buffer. I can document this behaviour more carefully 
if this is not enough. 

This also affects pscp.
> I have seen buffering problems that prevent the password prompt from
> coming up when plink is invoked indirectly, via some other program
> such as cvs. This may also affect some shells.
> Personally I use public keys and pageant to avoid the problem.

This is not an option for me because my intention is to distribute Emacs
to be run from a DVD, see .
Thus, the base functionality has to be self-contained and tailored to the 
working environment I am setting up, not to any particular user. 

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