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Re: master 70964b9: Mention `exec-path' in some process related doc stri
Re: master 70964b9: Mention `exec-path' in some process related doc strings
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 19:35:18 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Gregory Heytings <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> --- a/src/process.c
>>> +++ b/src/process.c
>>> :command COMMAND -- COMMAND is a list starting with the program file
>>> -name, followed by strings to give to the program as arguments.
>>> +name, followed by strings to give to the program as arguments. If the
>>> +program file name is not an absolute file name, `make-process' will
>>> +look for the program file name in `exec-path' (which is a list of
>> This is not true in the remote case (default-directory is remote,
>> and :file-handler is non-nil). The program is not looked for;
>> everything in the :command list is used literally.
> I'm not sure I understand what you wrote correctly, but if indeed "the
> program is not looked for", it seems to me that the program file name
> must be an absolute path, in which case the sentence added by Lars is
> in fact still true in that case. Or is something else than PATH and
> exec-path used in that case (for example the shell's PATH environment
> variable on the remote host)?
The usual PATH settings of Tramp will be applied. That is, on the remote
host PATH is set to the value of tramp-remote-path, and a prgram (if not
given by an absolute path) must be found there.
Again, I don't believe this must be told in the docstring of
make-process. Tramp discusses it in its manual.
Best regards, Michael.