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Re: Broken eshell tab completion (pcomplete) over ssh

From: XeCycle
Subject: Re: Broken eshell tab completion (pcomplete) over ssh
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:52:22 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

pinkiesOut <address@hidden> writes:

> Although tab completion in eshell works on my local system,
> pressing tab when connected to another machine over ssh results
> in the insertion of a literal tab character. Running pcomplete
> manually with M-x produces the same result, confirming that the
> function is properly bound to my tab key. Some friendly folks at
> #emacs point out that tab completion in eshell should just work
> over ssh.
> Oddly, I do not have this problem when connecting to the same
> server using term or ansi-term mode. Does anyone have an idea of
> what might be breaking this functionality?

It doesn't know which program you're running.  It simply assumes
a command-line program, which is true --- you are talking to your
login shell.  Since Eshell doesn't have a `char-mode' like term
does, it sends your input line by line, so it ends up as a
literal tab.

Use `cd /ssh:address@hidden:'.

Carl Lei (XeCycle)
Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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