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Re: typo in tramp manual

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: typo in tramp manual
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:37:25 +0100
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On Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:29:57 +0100 Michael Albinus <> 

> allan gottlieb <> writes:
> Hi Alan,
>>     5.1 TRAMP file name conventions
>>     ===============================
>>        To log in to the remote host as a specific user, you use the
>>     syntax ‘/user@host:path/to.file’.  That means that connecting to
>>     ‘melancholia’ as ‘daniel’ and editing ‘.emacs’ in your home
>>     directory you would specify ‘/daniel@melancholia:.emacs’.
>> I believe the example given would edit '.emacs/ in DANIEL's home
>> directory.
> Why do you believe this? Usually, nobody owns a directory ".emacs/". But
> it is common for a file ".emacs" to exist in a home directory.

I think "'.emacs/" is a typo for "'.emacs'" and Allan meant the doc
should read "... connecting to ‘melancholia’ as ‘daniel’ and editing
‘.emacs’ in Daniel's home directory ...".
Steve Berman

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