Today I finally took some time to fix a long-standing problem: when trying to edit a file on a remote host using Emacs tramp mode, long time-outs occurred when typing the remote file name (after hitting
C-x C-f). These time-outs were so long and occurred after each key press that tramp was effectively useless.
After some digging (e.g. excluding helm as the problem source) I found this entry in the Emacs Wiki which basically told my that using zsh (the Z shell) on the remote host could be the culprit. Indeed, after adding
[[ $TERM == "dumb" ]] && unsetopt zle && PS1='$ ' && return
at the top of my
~/.zshrc file solved the problem instantly. What this line does is simply replacing the shell prompt with a very simple one (a
$ followed by a space) if the terminal is of the
dumb type (which is the case for tramp).
Thanks for this! Fixed my issue.
This! Have had this issue on and off for years.. Thanks for this post!
Thans, this fixed my issue with zsh
You made Tramp great again. Thank you.
Your gift of wisdom is still giving!