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Re: How to run compile command on remote machine with a different direct

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: How to run compile command on remote machine with a different directory
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 08:52:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Wenguang Wang <address@hidden> writes:


> My project has multiple directories and I want to invoke the build
> command from any directory. My build system prints file path relative
> to the project root directory. Therefore, when I build it on the
> remote machine using emacs on the remote machine, I have to do this:
> cd /abs/path/to/project_root ; ./
> This makes emacs know that the file names in the compile errors starts
> from which directory and I can use the “next-error” command to load
> the file and jump to the right line.
> However, when I run the compile command from tramp, this command fails
> with: “No such directory found via CDPATH environment variable”.
> Although I can start the command with: /bin/bash -c "cd
> /abs/path/to/project_root ; ./”, it does not help because
> emacs does not know the relative file path in the compile error has
> changed to a different directory.
> Is there a way to make this work under tramp?

You should work on a buffer which has the default-directory
"/ssh:user@host:/abs/path/to/project_root". There you can call "M-x compile",
and replace in the minibuffer the default command "make -k" by "./".

That's how I work all the time.

> Thanks!
> -Wenguang

Best regards, Michael.

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