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Re: the real file-attributes function

From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: the real file-attributes function
Date: 25 Oct 2002 10:23:28 -0400
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>>>>> "Kin" == Kin Cho <> writes:
> I want to use the real file-attributes, not the ange-ftp
> overloaded one.  In other words, how do I stop this:

> (file-attributes "/")

> from opening a ftp connection?

> I see this line in
> (put 'file-attributes 'ange-ftp 'ange-ftp-file-attributes)

Fiddling with those attributes will just break ange-ftp.
You're better off disabling it rather than breaking it.
Take a look at file-name-handlers-alist and remove the ange-ftp
entries there.

I'm curious, tho: why exactly do you want to do that ?


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