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5.2 URL-like filename syntax

Additionally to the syntax described in the previous chapter, it is possible to use a URL-like syntax for tramp. This can be switched on by customizing the variable tramp-syntax. Please note that this feature is experimental for the time being.

The variable tramp-syntax must be set before requiring tramp:

     (setq tramp-syntax 'url)
     (require 'tramp)

Then, a tramp filename would look like this: /method://user@machine:port/path/to.file. /method:// is mandatory, all other parts are optional. :port is useful for methods only who support this.

The last example from the previous section would look like this: /ssh://daniel@melancholia/.emacs.

For the time being, tramp-syntax can have the following values: