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Re: Timeout for reading file across network

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: Timeout for reading file across network
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:56:53 -0700

I'm no Emacs expert, but from a quick look at the documentation for with-timeout it looks like you should use:

(with-timeout (4)
     (load remote-.emacs))

What actually happens when you do that?  Nothing at all?  Waits longer than four seconds?

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Ali Pang <> wrote:


I'd like to load my .emacs from a remote location if possible. The problem
is I'm on windows, and the time-out before recognizing that the file is
unavailable is ridiculously long (minutes). Thus if the file is unavailable,
emacs blocks for a long time at startup. I've tried basically doing

(if (with-timeout (4)
     (file-exists-p remote-.emacs))
 (load remote-.emacs))

but I guess with-timeout does not do what I want. Any ideas about what I
could use instead?
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