[ESS] Prevent ESS From Writing .Rhistory

Stephen Berman @tephen@berm@n @end|ng |rom gmx@net
Thu Sep 8 22:06:34 CEST 2016

On Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:12:51 +0100 Stephen Eglen <sje30 using cam.ac.uk> wrote:

>> For me it's the same as for Rich Heiberger: dots when entering the
>> password in the minibuffer but then it gets printed in cleartext after
>> the "Password: " prompt in the *R* buffer.  This is with R version 3.3.1
>> Patched (2016-09-02 r71210) Platform: x86_64-suse-linux-gnu (64-bit),
>> ESS 16.04 built today from the Git repository (commit 14e80d60) and with
>> both a recent Emacs build from the Git master branch as well as Emacs
> hi Steve,
> interesting - this is the first report on linux that I'm aware of.
> Can you try something like the following:
> M-x shell
> and then in that *shell* buffer try to ssh somewhere that will ask you
> for a password.
> Does the *shell* also echo the password?

No, the password is not printed in the *shell* buffer.  If you can tell
me what ESS function to instrument, I can try edebugging.

Steve Berman

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