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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:08:55 +0100
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Eric Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Why would you do that?
>> It's so much easier and faster to just do
>> C-x C-f /ssh:address@hidden:myfile.c RET
>> and you don't even need an Emacs on the other end of the connection.
>> Similarly for editing things like
>> C-x C-f /sudo::/etc/fstab RET
> As an example of where this does not work, I must use Citrix software to
> connect the my server.  Unfortunately, I do not have direct ssh access.

Tramp can be configured to use a lot of different transfer methods.  As
long as you have any kind of remote shell access...

> Also, does this transfer the file to a local temporary directory?  If
> the edited files are large/manifold, this could be a problem.

If bandwidth is scarce, a transparent X session will be awful too.

David Kastrup

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