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Re: tramp-do-copy-or-rename-via-buffer doesn't work for XEmacs

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp-do-copy-or-rename-via-buffer doesn't work for XEmacs
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 00:05:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/20.7 (hpux)

Lars Hansen <address@hidden> writes:

> IIRC, in earlier versions of Tramp file copying did not go via a buffer.
> I don't know why that has been changed, but it has a bad consequence:
> The keep-date flag does not work anymore.
> I use Tramp every day to synchronize files on different machines, a
> synchronization based on time stamps. Therefore I have to use an old
> version of Tramp.
> So if someone is looking into tramp-do-copy-or-rename-via-buffer,
> please consider making keep-date work.
> BTW, using touch, will that work on Windows machines?

Kai has committed a patch to CVS which should do the job.

> Anyway, why copy via a buffer and not directly?

Another todays patch (from me) tries to use out-of-band methods like
scp, if possible. Also committed to CVS.

Could you, please, test it in order to see whether it solves your

Best regards, Michael.

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