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Re: emacs paste password, only pastes one character

From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: emacs paste password, only pastes one character
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:29:03 -0500
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Die Thu Oct 11 2012 21:29:52 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) John Owens
<> scripsit:

> OS X 10.8.2, GNU Emacs 24.2.1. 
> I read my email in Emacs using the "wanderlust" mailer. I store
> passwords in 1Password, and would like to use the "copy" button in
> 1Password to put the (~20-character) stored password into the
> clipboard, then paste it into the request for a password in Emacs. I
> have confirmed the clipboard is doing the right thing. However, when I
> C-y yank the password from the clipboard into Emacs, it only pastes a
> single character. This is annoying; I'd like it to paste the entire
> clipboard.
> The function that accepts the password is elmo-read-passwd,
> .

Does the password ever get longer than one character? The end of the
(while ....) form always truncates the rightmost character.

If that's not the answer, then look at
(set-clipboard-coding-system CODING-SYSTEM)

Make CODING-SYSTEM used for communicating with other X clients.
When sending or receiving text via cut_buffer, selection

I learned here that that variable should not be utf-8 in w32. I don't
know what it should be under OS-X.

> Happy to get any thoughts on how to trick emacs into accepting the
> entire password!

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