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Re: Question about additional find-file optimizations

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Question about additional find-file optimizations
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 13:27:20 +0200
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Julian Scheid <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Michael Albinus<address@hidden> wrote:
>> That's possible for test -e and test -d. test -r and test -w cannot be
>> replaced, because you don't know all group memberships of the user.
> Yes, you're right.
> Here's a somewhat related question. Have you ever considered something
> like a "tramp sentinel" executable that would be checked for by tramp
> just like it checks for, say, base64 and uuencode, and used if
> existing?

Not (yet). Something similar is the fish protocol, using on
the remote side, but it is not exactly like what you propose. And it is
slower than native ssh connection, likely due to the fish protocol.

> It might also provide specialized encoding. For example, it could
> detect text files and write these as an S-Expr directly (escaping
> whitespace and non-ASCII7 characters), yielding a slightly more
> compact on-the-wire representation than base64.

Maybe. On the other hand, one could use scp or rsync for larger files.

> Julian

Best regards, Michael.

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