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Re: tramp (; minor doc issue -- env var vs abbrev

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp (; minor doc issue -- env var vs abbrev
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:34:38 +0200
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Ken Raeburn <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Ken,

> In the TRAMP info file, under "Frequently Asked Questions", question
> "How to shorten long file names when typing in TRAMP?", approach #5
> demonstrates updating directory-abbrev-alist, and says:
>           *Note* that file name cannot be edited here because the
>           environment variables are not expanded during editing in the
>           minibuffer.
> That's not quite right... it's the abbrev that isn't expanded; there's
> no environment variable involved here.

Right, it's a cut'n'waste error. I've fixed this.

> It also appears to me that with #5, TAB-based completion isn't possible
> either, at least with the default setup. That's different from the
> environment variable case (#3); I can complete on the parts after $FOO/
> but not after /xy.

True, I've also added a hint for this. But for the second abbrevs
example, it is possible to expand by <TAB>, as shown in the manual.

Thanks for the report, and best regards, Michael.

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