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Re: tramp creates file - with contents xyzzy on login

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp creates file - with contents xyzzy on login
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:50:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Han Boetes <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I noticed that tramp creates the file - with contents xyzzy on login.
> ;; tramp settings
> (setq tramp-default-method "sshx"
>       tramp-auto-save-directory "~/.tmp")
> looking at the source the xyzzy string is related to having
> uuencode/decode which I installed on both systems.
> Looks like a bug to me.
> In an attempt to find out what caused the creation of this file I made
> - inmutable with no contents and... emacs doesn't crash anymore when I
> tramp logs in.

I've tried to reproduce it; without success.

The string "xyzzy" is used only for checking correct work of uu(en|de)code.
Could you, please, try the following command on your remote host:

echo xyzzy | uuencode xxx | uudecode -o -

The result should be "xyzzy"

> # Han

Best regards, Michael.

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