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Re: buffer uid

From: J-P Theberge
Subject: Re: buffer uid
Date: 10 Oct 2003 16:33:00 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Arthur Davis <> writes:

> Is it possible to open a buffer and edit it as a different user?  In
> other words, if I have two user accounts, can I run emacs from one
> account and edit a file owned by the other account (and not writable
> by the account running emacs)?


I use this:

(defun find-file-as-another-user (f u)
  (interactive "sFind file: \ns as user: ")
  (require 'tramp)
  (find-file (concat "/su:" u "@localhost:" f)))

It require tramp


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