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Re: problem with ange-ftp using emacs 21.3


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: problem with ange-ftp using emacs 21.3
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 23:11:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/20.7 (hpux)

Tom Wurgler <address@hidden> writes:

> Say I do a dired on a remote directory thusly:
>
>   /address@hidden:/software/secure:
>   total 1648
>   drwxrwxrwx   2 root       sys           8192 Aug  3  2000 IRIX
>   lrwxrwxrwx   1 root       sys              6 Jun 18 14:44 IRIX64 -> ./IRIX
>
> If I now try to dired the IRIX directory (by hitting the "f" key) I get :
>
>   /address@hidden:/software/secure/IRIX:
>   total 4944
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys         180784 Aug 17  1998 GNUgrep
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys         769128 Mar 28  2000 cfengine
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys         756336 Aug  4  1998 cfengine-1.4.11
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys         768992 Aug 14  1998 cfengine-1.4.12
>   -rw-r--r--   1 root       sys              4 Jun  9  2000 ntp
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys            549 Jun  9  2000 ntpd
>   -rw-r--r--   1 root       sys              4 Mar 17  2000 timed
>   -rw-r--r--   1 root       sys              4 Apr 17  2000 timeslave
>   -rw-r--r--   1 root       sys             12 Mar 17  2000 timeslave.options
>
> which is what it is supposed to be.
>
> But if I had instead tried to dired the IRIX64 (link to a directory), it gives
> me:
>
>   /address@hidden:/software/secure/IRIX64:
>
> In other words, it doesn't list the files.
>
> Can you tell me why it does that?  I don't think this failed in emacs 20.7...

Handling links in ange-ftp.el has been improved recently. Maybe you
give the CVS version of ange-ftp.el a try?

> Thanks for any help.
>
> Tom Wurgler

Best regards, Michael.





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