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Re: Using glib's g_file_monitor_file and g_file_monitor_directory

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Using glib's g_file_monitor_file and g_file_monitor_directory
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:52:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> My point is, currently, monitoring an ftp:// mount with inotify is
> harmless, right?  You won't poll and it fails instantly?


> Now suddenly we may start to poll.  This is unexpected behavior and
> should be off by default, to prevent unwanted network connections and
> general lag in Emacs.  I think that's generally desirable.

There won't be unwanted network connections. If you start to monitor
ftp://..., and this is not mounted already by gvfs, it won't be mounted
in the background just because of monitoring. You must mount it
explicitly by the gvfs-mount command, or by a file manager like nautilus
or Tramp.

> Ted

Best regards, Michael.

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