> Thanks for the suggestion. As you pointed out 'head -c' does notHmm. It is needed, when insert-file-contents is called with non-nil BEG
> exist. Also I noticed something strange in the log that you pasted in
> your previous mail.
and END arguments. So it might be useful in general, to find a working
head function on the remote machine.
It's not Tramp, it is vc.el. It checks for every file, whether it is
> tail -c +40961
> /home/san6695/ECEN689/project/perl/RCS/binFileRead.pl\,v | head -c
> +8192 >/tmp/tramp.10802aCb -------> I have no idea why its trying to
> do anything to the file in RCS folder. It is a version control thing.
> It should try to edit/modify/save/open etc the file
under version control. The systems to be checked for are defined in
Setting vc-handled-backends to nil will prevent those tests. Then you
> I removed the folder RCS and started a new emacs. It seems to be doing
> well now. But I do get the occasional "Could not find status of test
> -e <filename>". Which I think is very strange.
> Could you suggest why this strange behavior with RCS folder and later,
> after getting rid of RCS folder, the could not find status message.
could produce new traces, which we will continue to analyze.
Best regards, Michael.
> Thanks for all the help.