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Re: TRAMP can't expand local environment variable


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: TRAMP can't expand local environment variable
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:55:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>     In the Windows version of GNU Emacs (22.2.1) TRAMP cannot expand
>>     local environment variables.  For example, I set an environment
>>     value such as address@hidden  With ANGE-FTP I
>>     could QED use "$NODE:work/myfile.txt" within the "Find file"
>>     dialogue and start the process of file retrieval and editing.  Not
>>     with TRAMP in the way.  With TRAMP I get "Not a Tramp file name:".
>
> Indeed, it looks like we have a problem in
> tramp-find-foreign-file-name-handler: first tramp-tramp-file-p says that
> `filename' is a Tramp file, and then tramp-dissect-file-name stabs us in
> the back with an error "Not a Tramp file name:".
>
>    (defun tramp-find-foreign-file-name-handler (filename)
>      "Return foreign file name handler if exists."
>      (when (and (stringp filename) (tramp-tramp-file-p filename))
>        (let ((v (tramp-dissect-file-name filename t))
>
> Either the two functions need to be make mutually consistent, or we need
> some `ignore-errors' around this function.
> Michael, can you DTRT?

I've fixed it in both Emacs 22 (containing Tramp 2.0) and Emacs 23
(which comes with Tramp 2.1). The fix for Tramp 2.0 is appended. If
desired, I could send also the patch for Tramp 2.1 as email.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

PS: I'll be offline from Tuesday to Friday. Further answers from me
might be delayed therefore.

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