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Modified remote file name syntax

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Modified remote file name syntax
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:20:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)


today I've committed a patch, which changes the remote file name syntax
in Emacs. The "method" part, optional until now, becomes
mandatory. Valid remote file names are now


A new method, "-", has been added which is a marker for the default
method as known so far.

The reason is, that all the time there have been problems in Tramp due
to syntactic ambiguities. A remote file name "/foo:" has not been
distinct; "foo" could be either a method or a host name. This has
resulted in permanent problems during file name completion.

The changes will be visible with the next releases of Tramp 2.3.2 and
Emacs 26.1.

Best regards, Michael.

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