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Re: copy-file with two remote files behaves strangely

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: copy-file with two remote files behaves strangely
Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2001 22:21:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.0.105

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (Kai =?iso-8859-1?q?Gro=DFjohann?=)
>> Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2001 18:48:33 +0200
>> The copy-file problem is the only problem with overlapping patterns
>> that I've found so far.  For all the rest, Emacs takes the first
>> matching entry in file-name-handler-alist, and that works nicely.
> I might be missing something, but aren't you contradicting yourself?
> First you say that it is wrong to require that file-name patterns
> overlap, then you say that it works well except with Tramp.  The first
> utterance suggests that the current approach is wrong, the second one
> says that it is right.  No?

Err.  Let me try to clarify:

All of Tramp works fine with the current pattern, except for this
copy-file situation that was brought up recently by a user.

My feeling was that since overlapping filename patterns almost work
right already, we might wish to go the extra couple of feet to make it
work just right.  (Alas, that requires fiddling with ange-ftp or with
the standard copy-file function.)

But since you tell me that overlapping filename patterns are not
_supposed_ to work (even though they almost do), I will change the
Tramp filename pattern.

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