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Re: Unify Ange-FTP and Tramp filename formats?

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Unify Ange-FTP and Tramp filename formats?
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 19:02:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:

> Norbert Koch <address@hidden> writes:
>> address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:
>>> Richard wants me to change Tramp in such a way that it uses the same
>>> filename format as Ange-FTP.  The idea would be that the user can
>>> specify for which user/host combinations Ange-FTP should be used and
>>> for which user/host combinations Tramp should be used.
>>> What do you think about this?
>> What's the syntax of Ange-FTP connection strings?  Wouldn't we get into
>> trouble with EFS filenames?
> The idea is that Ange-FTP is never invoked directly.  Tramp just
> "forwards" some operations to Ange-FTP depending on some conditions.
> For instance, it could do that for a specific user/host combination.

The more I think about this alternative, the better I like it.
People can then just type /address@hidden:/path/to/file to invoke
Ange-FTP, and additionally, they can specify to use Ange-FTP for some
user/host combinations via a variable.

But to do this right, I'd need help from an XEmacs expert who does
this for EFS.

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