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bug#36515: 25.1; Tramp doesn't allow pasting passwords


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#36515: 25.1; Tramp doesn't allow pasting passwords
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 10:49:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Connor, Adam J" <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Adam,

> Tramp does not seem to allow pasting in the password (ctrl-y),
> which plays hell with those of us who have so many passwords
> that we generate them randomly and use a password manager.
> The "work-around" is to paste the password somewere, and try
> to type it in manually. This obviously works less and less
> well as the passwords get longer.

I cannot reproduce it locally. I have no Emacs 25.1, so I've tested with
Emacs 24.5 and Emacs 25.2.

Test:

- emacs -Q /ssh:xxx@:
  ;; In order to get a password prompt for non-existing user xxx

- ;; Copy the the password string into the kill ring

- C-y
  ;; In the mini-buffer. You see as much dots as the length of the yanked 
password

Best regards, Michael.





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