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tramp does not see directory changes

From: Hans Halvorson
Subject: tramp does not see directory changes
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:00:48 -0400
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I have noted that if Tramp is used to visit a file in a remote
directory, and if that remote directory is altered (e.g. a new file is
created), then Tramp is not aware of the changed state of the

For example, suppose I visit file "foo", and then I create (outside of
emacs) another file "bar" (in the same remote directory as "foo").  If
I then attempt to use autocompletion, Tramp/Emacs will not
autocomplete the filename "bar" -- it seems not to know of its

I suppose that Tramp caches the directory contents (for speed), and
that it would slow things down to check for new files.  Was that the
rationale behind the current setup?


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