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Re: Emacs unconditionally loads tramp.el

From: Oscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Emacs unconditionally loads tramp.el
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 15:03:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> Oscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:
>> (setq tramp-default-method "plink")
>> and you are done.
> That is the default if plink is in your path. See the definition of
> tramp-default-method.

I see no reference to PATH on that variable's help:

C-h v tramp-default-method

tramp-default-method is a variable defined in `tramp.el'.
Its value is "plink"

*Default method to use for transferring files.
See `tramp-methods' for possibilities.
Also see `tramp-default-method-alist'.

You can customize this variable.


M-x version
GNU Emacs (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195) of 2006-04-13 on K7

And now that we are at it, copying archives is broken (with dired
buffer showing the remote files, using `C' over a binary file, copy to
local system. Remote is NetBSD, local is WindowsXP, the file copied to
local machine has lots of bytes inserted here and there. It seems not
a line-end conversion problem). Assigning pscp (PuTTY's copy program)
to tramp-copy-program makes no difference: Tramp keeps
uuencoding-uudecoding the file.

Furthermore, Tramp seems to have problems detecting the coding system
of a remote file: loading a remote file with accented chars and saving
it again, converts the accented chars to something else, without


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