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Re: question about extending Tramp

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: question about extending Tramp
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 09:05:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> It depends. Tramp is designed to handle file primitive operations. It
> is not clear to me which files you intend to handle with an IMAP or
> LDAP server. For my understanding, both servers offer information
> pieces, which are not necessarily files.

One of the advantages you get with an imap file handler is that you
can tell Gnus to auto-save drafts to the imap server.  That is
something that people have been asking for.

It could also allow dired for browsing the imap server, for whatever
good that might bring.

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