I'm trying to use tabbar to setup groups for each remote host where I have buffers open. I need to get the full buffer name, so I can parse the hostname to set the group name.
I've figured out how to do everything I want, except for when using tramp and dired.
When I initially open /ssh:dev:/home/fandingo/, I get some strange values for
(default-directory . #("/ssh:fandingo@dev:/home/fandingo/" 5 12 (tramp-default t))) (dired-directory . #("/ssh:fandingo@dev:/home/fandingo/" 5 12 (tramp-default t)))
M-x pp-eval-expression RET (buffer-local-variables) RET to get this info.)
If I navigate to a directory within this buffer (say elisp/), these variables become "normal:"
(default-directory . "/ssh:fandingo@dev:/home/fandingo/elisp/") (dired-directory . "/ssh:fandingo@dev:/home/fandingo/elisp/")
If I go up (..) to the original directory, things go back to the weird values.
What variable or function can I use to consistently get the full tramp path, regardless of whether I've navigated anywhere or not in the dired buffer?
Alternatively, how can I transparently handle both data structures to get the tramp path? I'm not sure I even understand what Emacs is returning in the originally visited directory (It's not a list, or at least I couldn't
GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.16.6)