[tor-bugs] #18330 [Tor Launcher]: Tor Launcher only accepts HEXDIGIT passwords for controller

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#18330: Tor Launcher only accepts HEXDIGIT passwords for controller
 Reporter:  gk            |          Owner:  brade
     Type:  defect        |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium        |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Launcher  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal        |     Resolution:
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:1 cypherpunks]:
 > Why is quoting the password a good thing? What's the trouble with
 quoting correctly?

 Well, as soon as you need to escape your quoting character because you use
 it in your password it gets messy easily. And what I did say, was that
 it's a good thing to give the user a hint about correctly quoting the
 password. Not that the need for quoting on the user side is a good thing.
 In fact, I think we should abstract that away from the user. They should
 just be able to enter their password and Tor Launcher should take care of
 the proper quoting if needed.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18330#comment:3>
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