[ESS] Prevent ESS From Writing .Rhistory

Richard M. Heiberger rmh @end|ng |rom temp|e@edu
Thu Aug 25 19:23:47 CEST 2016

Yes, the dots appear in the minibuffer.  Then when the minibuffer goes
away, the password is displayed in the
*R* buffer.

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Stephen Eglen <sje30 using cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion. I _never_ would have guessed that the choice
>> of password prompt mattered (especially since I need to read and use two
>> different passwords and was planning to customize the prompts to make
>> sure I knew which was which).
>> But I'd already found an even better solution (since I also wanted to
>> avoid echoing the password to the screen when I typed it). There is a
>> relatively new R package called "getPass" that will popup a tcltk window
>> to get the password while only showing asterisks.  As a side effect, it
>> also prevents the password from getting written to the .Rhistory file.
> Great - but note, that when comint catches the password prompt (as in
> version 2) it is not visible -- as you type it, dots appear.b
> Stephen
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