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Re: Tramp & ange-ftp

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Tramp & ange-ftp
Date: 25 Feb 2003 18:56:27 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "Ant" == Ant Eater <> writes:

 Ant> I've run into a problem running both tramp and ange-ftp on
 Ant> remote sites.  I can access remote sites via tramp with the
 Ant> following syntax:

 Ant> C-x C-f /user@host:/path/to/file.txt

 Ant> This works perfectly on hosts which have only ssh/scp available.
 Ant> The problem is that I have a couple of hosts where ftp is the
 Ant> only available transfer method and I'd like to be able to use
 Ant> emacs to edit files remotely on those hosts.  Is there a way of
 Ant> explicitly visiting a file with ange-ftp?

 Ant> BTW, When and why was the syntax for tramp changed so that it is
 Ant> the same for ange-ftp??  Is there a way to revert to the old
 Ant> tramp sytnax "/[user@host]/file.txt" ??

 Ant> I'm running Emacs 21.2 on Slackware 8.1 with a current version
 Ant> of tramp recently downloaded from

 Ant> Thanks for any assistance here.

 Ant> -Mark

You can always specify the transport method (ssh, ftp etc) in the way
you specify the path. I think you just put it at the beginning e.g.


Also, check the customize options for tramp - you can control the
syntax and set it back to the old default if you want. This is what
I've done.

Tim Cross
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