The Modernization of Emacs

David Kastrup dak at
Thu Jun 21 17:01:20 CEST 2007

Lew <lew at lewscanon.nospam> writes:

> Bjorn Borud <borud-news at> writes:
>>> so if the context was system administration, I'd vote for vi as
>>> well. if the context was programming I'd vote Emacs.
> David Kastrup wrote:
>> You know you can use something like
>> C-x C-f /su::/etc/fstab RET
>> (or /sudo::/etc/fstab) in order to edit files as root in a normal
>> Emacs session?
> I've been using emacs for something like twenty years and never knew
> that before.

The package "tramp" will provide that (as well as editing files over
ssh, scp, rsync, telnet, plink...).  It is already preinstalled in
Emacs 22.1, but can also be installed for earlier versions.

David Kastrup

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