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In my local shell, completion-at-point after cd returns a list of directories. However, when I ssh into a remote, Emacs thinks I'm still in my local home directory. How can I configure Emacs to give me remote directory autocompletion?

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  • Just to clarify, you're doing M-x shell from a local directory and then doing ssh command in that buffer?
    – Melioratus
    Nov 8 '15 at 20:39
  • That is correct. Nov 8 '15 at 20:41
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    Have you tried using opening the remote directory using C-x d /ssh:username@hostname:/directory-path and then using M-x shell to open a remote shell?
    – Melioratus
    Nov 8 '15 at 20:54
  • Interesting! Now autocompletion works, but typing is intolerably slow. Nov 8 '15 at 20:57
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    I tried disabling global-projectile-mode and the situation improved significantly! Nov 10 '15 at 15:12
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Try this

  1. Open a remote directory in dired using tramp.

    C-x d /ssh:username@hostname:/path return

  2. Start a remote shell.

    M-x shell

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  • Is there a way to make something like this work with Emacs term or preferably multi-term Feb 15 '16 at 13:02

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