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Re: Integrate Tramp

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Integrate Tramp
Date: 19 Jun 2002 11:46:56 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> The way you did it looks safe, but is this really the right interface
> to use?  Or should we add a way to make /address@hidden:/path/to/file file
> names optionally invoke Tramp?
> Perhaps they should use Tramp when USER is specified, and use ange-ftp
> for anonymous access.  Would that be the useful combination?

I think not, since tramp can be used without a user too (for instance,
with ssh).  Also, it's not uncommon to use ange-ftp for non-anonymous

I suspect that whether you wanth to use tramp or ftp depends on both the
machine and the user; I would be happy with a variable that let me
specify mappings from these to the method to use (plus a default for
otherwise unspecified machines, of course).

Actually, I'm surprised that trampt itself seems to have no method of
defaulting things (such as the connection method) for particular
machines (and users, though it would be be able to have default user for
particular machines too, if no user is specified); perhaps the same
mechanism could be used for both things.  For instance, there could be
a magic tramp connection-method called `ftp', which would cause the
tramp code to just hand over to ange-ftp.

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