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Re: Using TRAMP on Windows

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Using TRAMP on Windows
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:06:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:52:08 +0100
>> If plink does that by itself already, one would not need to assume it on
>> Emacs' side, would one?
> I have no idea, because I don't know what Tramp does with that
> default.  It could use it for something other than just passing to
> plink as the username to use for logging in.

Tramp would use it for finding the password via auth-source.el. But if
somebody configures auth-sources accordingly, she could also add a rule
to tramp-default-user-alist.

The question is, whether there is additional benefit, using such a
default as Tramp builtin. If it is not common, that the Windows user
name is the same as the *nix/*nux user name, we could refrain from
setting such a default.

Best regards, Michael.

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