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bug#31691: 25.3; Emacs fails browsing remote files over FTP

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#31691: 25.3; Emacs fails browsing remote files over FTP
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:50:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Michael,

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello Michael,
> Hi Maxim,
>>> Are you bound to the ftp method? There are other possibilities to
>>> connect to Android via Tramp. First, you could try the "adb" method, it
>>> uses the Android Debug Bridge. Disadvantage is, that you need an USB
>>> connection. Read the Tramp manual for details.
>> Thanks for pointing me to this way. I have a functional adb working, so
>> minus the hassle of a cable, this is a neat alternative that I'll try
>> shortly.
> IIRC, there are problems of the Tramp version built in Emacs 25 with
> newer Android releases. So I recommend you to switch to Emacs 26.1, or
> to install at least a newer Tramp release.

Good to know! I've just updated my GuixSD system and Emacs is now at
26.1, so I should be good!

>>> Somebody has also used an sshd daemon on an Android device, accessing it
>>> via Tramp with "ssh" or friends, The setup is described in the Tramp
>>> manual, chapter "4.17 Android shell setup hints".
>> While SSH would be much better than FTP, I couldn't find a way to
>> install an SSH server on my non-rooted phone :/.
> The Tramp manual speaks about the SSHDroid app. But I have no idea what
> it takes to install it.

It seems to only be available through Google Play (I don't have it -- I
use F-Droid) and also it doesn't seem to be free software (couldn't find
the source code anywhere).


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