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rlogin directory completion fails from win/nt

From: Robert Mecklenburg
Subject: rlogin directory completion fails from win/nt
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 08:54:35 -0600

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt5.0.2195)
 of 2002-03-19 on buffy
configured using `configure --with-msvc (12.00)'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: ENU
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I'm using emacs in conjunction with the latest cygwin tools.  When I
M-x rlogin to our local Gnu/Linux system directory completion fails on
absolute paths.  That is, after logging in I can complete directories
local to my (remote) home directory, but absolute paths do not
complete.  Nor does it work to cd to / and complete.

I have a custom-set-variables sexp setting
'(rlogin-directory-tracking-mode t).  When I attempt directory
completion I get an error because comint is composing my local windows
directory with the remote directory.  A stack trace shows:

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Opening directory" "no such file or 
directory" "/address@hidden:/home/mecklen/d:/usr/cygwin/")
  signal(file-error ("Opening directory" "no such file or directory" 
  apply(ange-ftp-file-name-completion ("sour" 
  ange-ftp-hook-function(file-name-completion "sour" 
  file-name-completion("sour" "/address@hidden:/home/mecklen/d:/usr/cygwin/")
* call-interactively(rlogin-tab-or-complete)

It appears the problem is in comint-dynamic-complete-as-filename but
that's as far as I've gone.

Recent input:
<return> c d SPC / s o u r <tab> <help-echo> <menu-bar> 
<help-menu> <report-emacs-bug>

Recent messages:
Opening FTP connection to wolf...done
Logging in as user address@hidden
Getting PWD...done
Trying passive mode...failed
Listing /address@hidden:/home/...done
Completing file name...
Listing d:/usr/...done
ange-ftp-barf-if-not-directory: Opening directory: no such file or directory, 
Preparing diary...
Loading emacsbug...done


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