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Re: Open File fails to open file containing ~ in name


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Open File fails to open file containing ~ in name
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 17:41:26 +0300

> From: Stanislav Brabec <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 10:57:54 +0200
> 
> I have tried to open file named 
> /dist/docs/www.ph.ed.ac.uk/~sjc/java/index.html
> 
> I have failed any way (C-x C-f and type whole name, press TAB and
> comlete by mouse) to open this file from running emacs. I got message:
> Use C-u M-x make-directory RET RET to create directory and its parents
> (emacs was trying to open the file in home of sjc).

See the node "Quoted File Names" in the manual.  The upshot is that
you need to prepend "/:" to file names which use special
characters. `~' is special because `~sjc' stands for the home
directory of the user whose login name is "sjc".



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