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bug#30419: tramp-sh-process-file: effect of tramp-remote-process-environ

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#30419: tramp-sh-process-file: effect of tramp-remote-process-environment vs non-top level value of process-environment
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:11:03 -0500

X-Debbugs-CC: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
Severity: minor

`(tramp) Remote processes' says:

       TRAMP does not use the defaults specified in `process-environment'
    for running `process-file' or `start-file-process' on remote hosts.
    When values from `process-environment' are needed for remote processes,
    then set them as follows:

         (let ((process-environment (cons "HGPLAIN=1" process-environment)))
           (process-file ...))

       This works only for environment variables not already set in the

I'm confused as to why the environment variables aren't controlled by
tramp-remote-process-environment.  Or is that in addition to the effect
of tramp-remote-process-environment?  Does one take precedence over the

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