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Re: Broken eshell tab completion (pcomplete) over ssh

From: pinkiesOut
Subject: Re: Broken eshell tab completion (pcomplete) over ssh
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:10:54 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:52:22 AM UTC-4, XeCycle wrote:
> 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
> OpenPGP public key: 7795E591
> Fingerprint: 1FB6 7F1F D45D F681 C845 27F7 8D71 8EC4 7795 E591


This works. Thanks for the tip!

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