open remote file locally?

Levi Pearson levi at
Wed Mar 21 09:54:35 MDT 2007

"Ryan Byrd" <ryanbyrd at> writes:

> if the directory were shared via samba or nfs, then you could open the file
> directly with vi (actually emacs, who uses vi?!?!)

In case you weren't aware of it, emacs has a cool extension called
tramp mode that allows you to remotely access a file over rsh, ssh,
etc.  It works like Ange-FTP, which edited a remote file via ftp.  See
the info pages for more details.


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