[rancid] Rancid Issues with symbols in passwords

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Jan 9 15:36:18 UTC 2014

Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 08:09:51PM +0000, Vincent Low:
> Hi everyone,
> My company has been using Rancid for many years and it has been working great.
> It was recently brought to my attention that our Rancid fails when our passwords have symbols in them (for example !, $,*, etc). Does anyone know if this is limited to particular symbols? Or is it all of the symbols: !@#$%^&*
> This is my first post so if I am missing anything, let me know.Thanks in advance!

assuming youre not using an old version, you should be able to escape
meta characters with backslashes.  see the clogin manpage.

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