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Re: [O] Modified remote file name syntax

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] Modified remote file name syntax
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:04:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Heads-up: if you are using remote directories, you'll want to read this.

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> today I've committed a patch, which changes the remote file name syntax
> in Emacs. The "method" part, optional until now, becomes
> mandatory. Valid remote file names are now
> /method:host:/path/to/file
> /method:address@hidden:/path/to/file
> A new method, "-", has been added which is a marker for the default
> method as known so far.
> The reason is, that all the time there have been problems in Tramp due
> to syntactic ambiguities. A remote file name "/foo:" has not been
> distinct; "foo" could be either a method or a host name. This has
> resulted in permanent problems during file name completion.
> The changes will be visible with the next releases of Tramp 2.3.2 and
> Emacs 26.1.
> Best regards, Michael.


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