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Re: typo in tramp manual


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: typo in tramp manual
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:18:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Berman <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Stephen,

>>>     5.1 TRAMP file name conventions
>>>     ===============================
>>>
>>>        To log in to the remote host as a specific user, you use the
>>>     syntax ‘/address@hidden:path/to.file’.  That means that connecting to
>>>     ‘melancholia’ as ‘daniel’ and editing ‘.emacs’ in your home
>>>     directory you would specify ‘/address@hidden:.emacs’.
>>>
>>> I believe the example given would edit '.emacs/ in DANIEL's home
>>> directory.
>>
>> Why do you believe this? Usually, nobody owns a directory ".emacs/". But
>> it is common for a file ".emacs" to exist in a home directory.
>
> I think "'.emacs/" is a typo for "'.emacs'" and Allan meant the doc
> should read "... connecting to ‘melancholia’ as ‘daniel’ and editing
> ‘.emacs’ in Daniel's home directory ...".
>             ^^^^^^^^

I see, thanks. However, this seems to be corrected already in both Tramp
2.2.13 and 2.3.1. Allan seems to use an older Tramp version.

> Steve Berman

Best regards, Michael.



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