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Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 16:12:10 +0100
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Glenn Morris <> writes:

> This sounds like a nice idea, but surely there is some faffing about
> to be done with regards to authentication?

cvs can use ssh to connect to the remote host.  Then the faffing is
the same for scp and cvs.

export CVS_RSH=ssh
cvs -d :ext:user@host:/path/to/directory co bla

> In which case, does it really gain you much over just scp
> user@remotehost:.emacs ./ ?
> I suppose it does if you have a lot of config files you want to copy.

You can edit wherever you like and then commit.  You don't have to
think about which is the master copy.  Using the scp method means
that you always have to be careful where you edit the config file (if
you have more than 2 machines at least), and if you happen to edit it
on two hosts at the same time, you're screwed.

With cvs, no such problem.  Just edit, and if you remember, do "cvs
commit".  If you don't remember today, tomorrow is early enough.
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