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bug#5840: 24.0.50; wrong tramp-file-name-regexp

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#5840: 24.0.50; wrong tramp-file-name-regexp
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:11:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Could you, please, add this variable to simple.el, with a proper
>> docstring? I tend to fail with understable descriptions ...
> I've just added it.


> *BUT* I also realized that your suggested patch:
> is not OK: when I hit ? (or TAB) in the minibuffer, I really do want
> Tramp to give me the possible completions, even if that requires my
> entering a password.

But this still works. As soon as Tramp detects, that the file name is a
"syntactical complete" one, it lets you complete the remote file name
path. That means "/string:?" would be completed only in case "string" is
not a method name. "/string::?" or "/string:/?" or "/string:.?" will
always be completed with path names, because due to the syntax it is
clear that "string" must be a host name.

I have committed the changes; according to my tests it works fine.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

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