Commit f925b109 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* doc/misc/erc.texi (Connecting): Add brief section on passwords.

* etc/NEWS: Related edit.
parent f99c65e5
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* erc.texi (Modules): Undocument obsolete "hecomplete".
Add "notifications".
(Connecting): Add brief section on passwords.
2012-11-12 Glenn Morris <>
......@@ -604,6 +604,30 @@ ERC should automatically attempt to connect with another nickname.
You can manually set another nickname with the /NICK command.
@end defopt
@subheading Password
@cindex password
@defopt erc-prompt-for-password
If non-@code{nil} (the default), @kbd{M-x erc} prompts for a password.
@end defopt
If you prefer, you can set this option to @code{nil} and use the
@code{auth-source} mechanism to store your password. For instance, if
you use @file{~/.authinfo} as your auth-source backend, then put
something like the following in that file:
machine login "#fsf" password sEcReT
@end example
ERC also consults @code{auth-source} to find any channel keys required
for the channels that you wish to autojoin, as specified by the
variable @code{erc-autojoin-channels-alist}.
For more details, @pxref{Top,,auth-source, auth, Emacs auth-source Library}.
@subheading Full name
@defun erc-compute-full-name &optional full-name
......@@ -438,9 +438,12 @@ The global binding for `M-=', `count-words-region' is in effect.
*** New module "notifications", which can send a notification when you
receive a private message or your nickname is mentioned.
*** ERC will look up server/channel names via auth-source and use any
channel keys found.
*** FIXME erc-lurker-hide-list
** Flymake uses fringe bitmaps to indicate errors and warnings.
See `flymake-fringe-indicator-position', `flymake-error-bitmap' and
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