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Re: how to find out methods for tramp?

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: how to find out methods for tramp?
Date: 19 Jun 2002 14:32:17 +0200
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address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:

> Maybe the right way to explain it is to start from the user's
> situation.  We should get the user to log in to the remote host from
> the command line.  The command used there will tell us something
> about which methods are applicable.
> Then we could tell the user to issue commands like "type mimencode"
> and "type uuencode", as you have used.  This will tell us more about
> the applicable methods.

Can't you write some code in elisp which does this sort of thing
automatically, and determines the best method to use for a given

> Another thing to say is that people should start with inline methods
> and try to get that working first.  If the inline method works but
> turns out to be too slow, they can still work on getting an
> out-of-band method to work.

The automated detection can try the inline methods first, and only
look for out-of-band methods if none of the inline methods work.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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