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bug#34834: 26.1; Remote `eshell/mv' and `eshell/cp' on Windows: Opening


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#34834: 26.1; Remote `eshell/mv' and `eshell/cp' on Windows: Opening output file: Invalid argument, c:/home/ ...
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:12:49 +0300

> From: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:24:28 +0100
> 
> > IIUC, it works on Posix platforms by sheer luck, is that right?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> > IOW, on Posix platforms, we also don't recognize this is a remote file
> > name until it's too late, and we only get away because the file name
> > starts with a slash, and so looks like an absolute file name on Posix
> > platforms.  is that correct?
> 
> Yes.

OK, thanks for confirming my conclusions.  I will look into fixing
this, but it was important for me to know that the root cause isn't
specific to Windows.

> I will extend tramp-tests.el to test expand-file-name also with a
> relative DIR argument. At least when running on Windows platforms, this
> shall trigger this error (and prove it is corrected, when it is
> corrected).

Thanks.





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