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Re: Tramp completion doesn't work like ange-ftp

From: Matthew Donaldson
Subject: Re: Tramp completion doesn't work like ange-ftp
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:06:18 +0930
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Hi Michael,

Had system problems, so was only able to try this out today. This turns on the tramp-style <protocol>: abbreviations, but still doesn't let me do completions the way ange-ftp did. I want to be able to complete based on the path I used to access the file.

So say I opened a file on a server using the path

Now I'm editing some local file and I want to open myfile2.txt in the remote folder at a later stage. Under ange-ftp, at the find-file: prompt I could type in (e.g.) "/user<TAB>" and the completion would search through the file paths of all the buffers (taken at face value) and find /address@hidden:/public_html/ as a folder, and complete it for me. This saved a lot of hostname and pathname typing. I can't seem to do this with tramp. Typing "/user<TAB>" gives me no completions. Maybe it's being cleverer than I want and trying to interpret the path?



Michael Albinus wrote:
Matthew Donaldson <address@hidden> writes:



If I opened a file /address@hidden:/fred.txt, then I could /f<TAB> and
get /address@hidden:/ coming up as a completion.  Tramp doesn't seem to
do this, and even after unloading it, the old ange-behaviour seems to
work only occasionally.

How can I get this type of completion happening?

You must enable partial completion mode before loading Tramp. See the
Tramp manual (info "(tramp)Filename completion")



Best regards, Michael

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