Commit 1d727e94 authored by Michael Albinus's avatar Michael Albinus

* doc/misc/tramp.texi (Inline methods): Precise about used external programs.

parent 75f7fe87
......@@ -712,25 +712,28 @@ Inline methods can work in situations where an external transfer
program is unavailable. Inline methods also work when transferring
files between different @emph{user identities} on the same host.
@cindex @command{uuencode}
@cindex @command{mimencode}
@cindex base-64 encoding
@cindex base-64 encoding
@cindex uu encoding
@vindex tramp-remote-coding-commands
@value{tramp} checks the remote host for the availability and
usability of @command{mimencode} (part of the @command{metamail}
package) or @command{uuencode}. @value{tramp} uses the first reliable
command it finds. @value{tramp}'s search path can be customized, see
@ref{Remote programs}.
usability of one of the commands defined in
@code{tramp-remote-coding-commands}. @value{tramp} uses the first
reliable command it finds. @value{tramp}'s search path can be
customized, see @ref{Remote programs}.
In case both @command{mimencode} and @command{uuencode} are
unavailable, @value{tramp} first transfers a small Perl program to the
remote host, and then tries that program for encoding and decoding.
In case none of the commands are unavailable, @value{tramp} first
transfers a small Perl program to the remote host, and then tries that
program for encoding and decoding.
@vindex tramp-inline-compress-start-size
@vindex tramp-inline-compress-commands
To increase transfer speeds for large text files, use compression
before encoding. The user option
@code{tramp-inline-compress-start-size} specifies the file size for
such optimization.
such optimization. This feature depends on the availability and
usability of one of the commands defined in
@code{tramp-inline-compress-commands}.
@table @asis
@item @option{rsh}
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