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Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~
Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~"?
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:37:19 -0400
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On 4/10/15 8:31 AM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
To do that I'd have to convince some standards body (IETF?, W3C?) to
modify RFC 1630 - not bloody likely. The applications I had in mind
when I said this are Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, and Opera when using
the "file" scheme. With just a few easy-to-type keystrokes, I can copy
the Emacs buffer's path and paste it into some browser's location bar
after first typing "file:". Viola - I'm looking at my desired directory!
Unfortunately, some applications don't understand paths that begin with "~".
Hard to believe. I recommend you report these cases as bugs.
Describing the exact keystrokes in words makes it sound complicated, but
actually typing it is pretty easy and far less error-prone than trying
to accurately type the full path into the location bar by hand.
In earlier versions of Emacs, this worked fine with all browsers,
regardless of what directory my Emacs buffer was in, because Emacs
wasn't trying to be smart about the home directory. But some version of
Emacs changed that, and it's been an annoyance ever since then.
Re: How to prevent Emacs from translating beginning of file path into "~"?, Stefan Monnier, 2015/04/10
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