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Re: tramp with shell mode and absolute paths

From: Matthew Curry
Subject: Re: tramp with shell mode and absolute paths
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 15:36:29 -0500

Hi Mike, thanks for the quick response.  However it appears that
eshell also suffers under the same behaviour, at least under my emacs

After doing a C-h k TAB, which is bound to the comint-dynamic-complete
function, it's possible the problem is there, or the functions it
calls (in comint-dynamic-complete-functions).

I'm keen on eliminating this issue, as I could (finally) completely
ditch a regular terminal.


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Michael Albinus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Matthew Curry <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi all:
> Hi,
>> For instance, *Buffer List* shows this on spawning a remote shell with
>> M-x shell:
>>   * *shell*                 81  Shell:run       /scp:soma:/home/e3/
>> I do a "cd /" (or just "cd", or "cd ~") and now *Buffer List* shows this:
>>   * *shell*                114  Shell:run       /
>> And from then on, tab autocomplete will look at the local machine's
>> filesystem instead of the remote one.
> I would say it's the canonical behaviour. The shell mode does not know
> of Tramp, it just sets the default directory to "/". And this is a local
> file name.
>> So my question is a) is this a known problem and b) is there a way to
>> make shell-mode respond to absolute paths more correctly?
> You are looking for eshell. This shell understands both native shell
> commands, and kind of Elisp, for example syntax of remote file
> names. See <>, where
> a sample eshell session is given.
> With Emacs 23.2, the eshell integration with Tramp will be even tighter,
> because it understands then "su" and "sudo" commands on remote hosts,
> and gives you respective file access.
>> Thanks,
>> -Matt
> Best regards, Michael.

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