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Re: tramp (2.2.5-pre); Lingering default-directory causing damage

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: tramp (2.2.5-pre); Lingering default-directory causing damage
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:21:48 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.1 (darwin)

on Wed Jul 04 2012, Michael Albinus <> wrote:

> Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Dave,
> during my monthly check of the SPAM folder, I've found your message. No
> idea why my provider believes you belong to, hopefully they don't
> continue to handle you so.
>>> But it would be a good reason to ask the gnus folks for proper use of
>>> `gnus-default-directory', if they don't.
>> What do you consider "proper" in this case?  Do you think you might ask,
>> if you are clear on what the right behavior is.
> Yes. For every single process-file call, they shall wrap it by
> (let ((default-directory (or gnus-default-directory default-directory)))
>   (process-file ...))
> Hopefully, they do. Have you tried to check, whether 
> (setq gnus-default-directory "/tmp")
> or something similar works for you?

I customized it to "~" and I haven't been seeing the problem since.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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