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Re: tramp (2.0.50); tramp-backup-directory-alist doesn't work as expecte
Re: tramp (2.0.50); tramp-backup-directory-alist doesn't work as expected
Wed, 05 Oct 2005 23:00:19 +0200
Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi *,
> In my .emacs I use:
> ;;; BackUps should be written to ~/.emacs-backup-files
> (add-to-list 'backup-directory-alist
> (cons "." (expand-file-name "~/.emacs-backup-files")))
> ;;; for tramp, too
> (setq tramp-backup-directory-alist backup-directory-alist)
> which is quite similar to the example from TRAMP.info, however, when
> saving a remote file an error is reported in the mini-buffer:
> "Cannot write backup file; backing up in %backup%~"
> The attached tramp buffer pops up and the backup is written only to
> %backup%~, as stated by the error message.
> Am I missing something or is this a bug?
You have the following settings:
> tramp-backup-directory-alist '(("." . "/home/wilde/.emacs-backup-files"))
> backup-directory-alist '(("." . "/home/wilde/.emacs-backup-files"))
It is not exactly the same as in the Tramp manual, because you have
used `expand-file-name'. This results in writing backup files on the
remote host under "/home/wilde/.emacs-backup-files" - maybe this
directory doesn't exist there, and it will fail, if you login under
another user name. So I recommend NOT to expand the file name in
`backup-directory-alist'; the tilde expansion should work.
Best regards, Michael.
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