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bug#13677: 24.2.50; workng on remote hosts with eshell is not very enjoy


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#13677: 24.2.50; workng on remote hosts with eshell is not very enjoyable
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:58:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Politz <address@hidden> writes:

> emacs -Q
> M-x eshell
> cd /ssh:somehost.com:
> stat .
> stat .
> ...
>
> Every stat command starts a new tramp process, which, in my case, takes
> about 3-4 seconds to get going and renders eshell fairly useless for
> this kind of work. 
>
> Can this be changed such that eshell uses start-file-process only if the
> command results in a background process and use process-file otherwise ?

I fear that is not possible in general. The command could be
interactive, requiring user input. This would not be possible with
process-file.

And eshell does not know in advance, whether an external command runs
interactively.

> Andreas

Best regards, Michael.





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