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Re: Tramp: how to set path to remote shell?

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Tramp: how to set path to remote shell?
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:52:31 +0100
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Ethan <address@hidden> writes:


> The path to my shell on my local machine is /bin/bash.  When
> attempting to bring up a shell on the remote machine I get the error:
> exec: /bin/bash: not found
> Process shell<2> exited abnormally with code 127
> It seems that tramp is using the path from my local machine as the
> path on the remote machine.  The actual remote machine path for bash
> is /usr/local/bin/bash.  Does anyone know which variable to set so
> that tramp uses the correct path to bash on the remote machine?   I
> did RTFM, but didn't find it.

I suspect you have applied "M-x shell", haven't you? In this case,
`shell-file-name' (your local login shell) is used for opening the
shell. You can overwrite this by either setting environment variable
$ESHELL, or by setting `explicit-shell-file-name'.

> Thanks.

Best regards, Michael.

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