Commit 2150b471 authored by Michael Albinus's avatar Michael Albinus

* tramp.texi (Top, Configuration): Insert section `Android shell

setup' in menu.
(Android shell setup): New section.
(Connection types, Default Method)
(Frequently Asked Questions): Mention "scp" instead of "scpc".
(External methods): Remove "scpc" and "rsyncc" entries.
(Frequently Asked Questions): Remove entry about ControlPersist.
parent a9bc03e2
2013-02-16 Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
* tramp.texi (Top, Configuration): Insert section `Android shell
setup' in menu.
(Android shell setup): New section.
(Connection types, Default Method)
(Frequently Asked Questions): Mention "scp" instead of "scpc".
(External methods): Remove "scpc" and "rsyncc" entries.
(Frequently Asked Questions): Remove entry about ControlPersist.
2013-02-13 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* message.texi (News Headers): Don't mention yow any more.
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......@@ -188,8 +188,9 @@ Configuring @value{tramp} for use
* Connection caching:: Reusing connection related information.
* Remote Programs:: How @value{tramp} finds and uses programs on the remote machine.
* Remote shell setup:: Remote shell setup hints.
* Windows setup hints:: Issues with Cygwin ssh.
* Android shell setup:: Android shell setup hints.
* Auto-save and Backup:: Auto-save and Backup.
* Windows setup hints:: Issues with Cygwin ssh.
Using @value{tramp}
......@@ -515,6 +516,7 @@ Method}.
* Connection caching:: Reusing connection related information.
* Remote Programs:: How @value{tramp} finds and uses programs on the remote machine.
* Remote shell setup:: Remote shell setup hints.
* Android shell setup:: Android shell setup hints.
* Auto-save and Backup:: Auto-save and Backup.
* Windows setup hints:: Issues with Cygwin ssh.
@end menu
......@@ -557,9 +559,10 @@ startup may drown out the improvement in file transfer times.
External methods should be configured such a way that they don't
require a password (with @command{ssh-agent}, or such alike). Modern
@command{scp} implementations offer options to reuse existing
@command{ssh} connections, see method @command{scpc}. If it isn't
possible, you should consider @ref{Password handling}, otherwise you
will be prompted for a password every copy action.
@command{ssh} connections, which will be enabled by default if
available. If it isn't possible, you should consider @ref{Password
handling}, otherwise you will be prompted for a password every copy
action.
@node Inline methods
......@@ -867,51 +870,6 @@ to not print any shell prompt, which confuses @value{tramp} mightily.
This method supports the @samp{-p} argument.
@item @option{scpc}---@command{ssh} and @command{scp}
@cindex method scpc
@cindex scpc method
@cindex scp (with scpc method)
@cindex ssh (with scpc method)
Newer versions of @option{ssh} (for example OpenSSH 4) offer an option
@option{ControlMaster}. This allows @option{scp} to reuse an existing
@option{ssh} channel, which increases performance.
Before you use this method, you should check whether your @option{ssh}
implementation supports this option. Try from the command line
@example
ssh localhost -o ControlMaster=yes /bin/true
@end example
If that command succeeds silently, then you can use @option{scpc}; but
if it fails like
@example
command-line: line 0: Bad configuration option: ControlMaster
@end example
then you cannot use it. Note, that the option
@option{ControlPersist}, if it is supported by your @option{ssh}
version, must be set to @option{no}.
This method supports the @samp{-p} argument.
@item @option{rsyncc}---@command{ssh} and @command{rsync}
@cindex method rsyncc
@cindex rsyncc method
@cindex rsync (with rsyncc method)
@cindex ssh (with rsyncc method)
Like the @option{scpc} method, @option{rsyncc} improves the underlying
@command{ssh} connection by the option @option{ControlMaster}. This
allows @command{rsync} to reuse an existing @command{ssh} channel,
which increases performance.
This method supports the @samp{-p} argument.
@item @option{pscp}---@command{plink} and @command{pscp}
@cindex method pscp
@cindex pscp method
......@@ -1240,7 +1198,7 @@ user, see the @option{su} or @option{sudo} methods. They offer
shortened syntax for the @samp{root} account, like
@file{@trampfn{su, , , /etc/motd}}.
People who edit large files may want to consider @option{scpc} instead
People who edit large files may want to consider @option{scp} instead
of @option{ssh}, or @option{pscp} instead of @option{plink}. These
external methods are faster than inline methods for large files.
Note, however, that external methods suffer from some limitations.
......@@ -1343,7 +1301,7 @@ Like with methods and users, you can also specify different default
hosts for certain method/user combinations via the variable
@code{tramp-default-host-alist}. Usually, this isn't necessary,
because @code{tramp-default-host} should be sufficient. For some
methods, like @code{adb}, that default value must be overwritten,
methods, like @option{adb}, that default value must be overwritten,
which is already the initial value of @code{tramp-default-host-alist}.
@noindent
......@@ -2047,6 +2005,50 @@ fi
@end table
@node Android shell setup
@section Android shell setup hints
@cindex android shell setup
Android devices use a restricted shell. They can be accessed via the
@option{adb} method. However, this restricts the access to a USB
connection, and it requires the installation of the Android SDK on the
local machine.
When an @command{sshd} process runs on the Android device, like
provided by the @code{SSHDroid} app, any @option{ssh}-based method can
be used. However, this requires some special settings.
The default shell @code{/bin/sh} does not exist. Instead, you shall
use just @code{sh}, which invokes the shell installed on the device.
You can instruct @value{tramp} by this form:
@lisp
(add-to-list 'tramp-connection-properties
(list (regexp-quote "192.168.0.26") "remote-shell" "sh"))
@end lisp
@noindent
with @samp{192.168.0.26} being the IP address of your Android device.
The user settings for the @code{$PATH} environment valiable must be
preserved. Add this setting:
@lisp
(add-to-list 'tramp-remote-path 'tramp-own-remote-path)
@end lisp
If the Android device is not @samp{rooted}, you must give the shell a
writable directory for temporary files. You could use this setting:
@lisp
(add-to-list 'tramp-remote-process-environment "TMPDIR=$HOME")
@end lisp
Now you shall be able to open a remote connection with @kbd{C-x C-f
@trampfn{ssh, , 192.168.0.26#2222, }}, given that @command{sshd}
listens on port @samp{2222}.
@node Auto-save and Backup
@section Auto-save and Backup configuration
@cindex auto-save
......@@ -2942,7 +2944,7 @@ host as well as the time needed to perform the operations there count.
In order to speed up @value{tramp}, one could either try to avoid some
of the operations, or one could try to improve their performance.
Use an external method, like @option{scpc}.
Use an external method, like @option{scp}.
Use caching. This is already enabled by default. Information about
the remote host as well as the remote files are cached for reuse. The
......@@ -3067,20 +3069,6 @@ Host *
@end example
@item
How can I use @samp{ControlPersist}?
When @samp{ControlPersist} is set to @samp{yes}, the @option{scpc}
method does not work. You can use @option{scpx} instead with the
following settings in @file{~/.ssh/config}:
@example
Host *
ControlMaster auto
ControlPersist yes
@end example
@item
File name completion does not work with @value{tramp}
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