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Re: tramp (18.104.22.168 nil/nil); emacs-28.0.50: Can't copy a 1.4 MB file wit
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Re: tramp (22.214.171.124 nil/nil); emacs-28.0.50: Can't copy a 1.4 MB file with the plinkx method
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:52:14 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.60 (gnu/linux)
Michael Albinus <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "H. Dieter Wilhelm" <email@example.com> writes:
>>> See also the docstring of that variable.
>> Unfortunately I can't apply your test because we only have password
>> access to theses machines (I'm fighting already since two weeks that IT
>> reconfigures that machine for keyfile access.)
> It's a pity, yes. I still believe it is a problem of your remote host,
> but we need to access it in order to check. Anyway, it seems to be an
> old machine, according to its GNU/Linux version:
>> 13:26:54.440669 tramp-send-command (6) # echo \"`uname -sr`\" 2>/dev/null;
>> echo tramp_exit_status $?
>> 13:26:54.446724 tramp-wait-for-regexp (6) #
>> "Linux 3.10.0-1160.36.2.el7.x86_64"
It's a machine running on Amazon's AWS some ordered only this year. But
our IT has ordered RHEL 7, which is quite old. I don't know the reason,
probably price or maintenance fees...
> Do you have another GNU/Linux machine, where you could copy this file
> to? Just for test?
Sure, I can use my private Debian server.
> Otherwise, my best recommendation for now is too live with the pscp
Yes, but maybe we'll find the root course of the plinkx problem. :-)
> Btw, if you have a recent SSH client on your Windows machine, you could
> also try the Tramp sshx or scpx methods. Some weeks ago, I've made some
> changes to support them, OpenSSH 7.9 shall be sufficient. See
But when it is an openssh implementation why do you need to distinct ssh
and sshx? Doesn't the MS version know to use ~/.ssh/config?
> I have installed
> C:\Users\albinus>ssh -V
> OpenSSH_for_Windows_8.1p1, LibreSSL 3.0.2
On my Windows machine is openSSH already installed. I'll have a look
and report the results next week.
PS: I lately copied some 250 images from a remote (Linux) server to my
local machine (Linux). The files ranged from 1 MB to 60 MB. After a
certain size (I think around 10 MB) Tramp is asking if one really wants
to copy such a large file. Is there a custom variable to avoid such
queries? Or couldn't you implement these nifty questions like ""yes
[y], no [n], yes to all [!]"? Otherwise one has to wait for the whole
series to confirm the copying of individual files...
H. Dieter Wilhelm