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Re: tramp 2.1.11 completion list force refresh

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp 2.1.11 completion list force refresh
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:23:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Thomas S. Chin" <address@hidden> writes:

> I think it would be nice if there was a keystroke that could force a
> flush of the cache for that particular directory so a user can
> explicitly notify tramp that they want it to refresh the contents.

In dired, you can hit "g" (revert-buffer) for rereading directory contents.

> I admit that I am not intimately familiar with what options are at
> your disposal, but if it is possible to detect multiple consecutive
> tab keystrokes (e.g. 3), it could then refresh the cache entry for
> that particular directory.  If not, another explicit key binding that
> is consistent with other emacs bindings signifying "refresh" would be
> a second option.  Another option might be to have the cache layer
> refresh on every X accesses, so if a user were to hit tab X times, he
> is guaranteed to have it reload from the remote host.  You can make X
> a configurable parameter and default it to never reload if that is
> your preferred behavior.  A user like me that is willing to sacrifice
> some performance could change this setting to 1 if I always want it to
> reload, or some other number.
> Tell me what you think about these options.

All your propoals are nice options. I'll play a little with, in order to
see how they fit into Tramp. But you have convinced me that we shall do
something. Thanks a lot!

> thom

Best regards, Michael.

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