When using recentf with tramp, recentf would clean up its file list including all remote files, which takes a lot of time when the Internet is bad. How can I ask recentf to not cleanup remote files, without disabling recent file list auto cleanup for local files?


M-x customize-option RET recentf-keep RET, and be sure to read its description.

You can use any arbitrary or conditional expression. And that includes file-remote-p.

  • sort of old, but maybe you mean't file-remote-p ? – joefromct Jul 16 '19 at 3:46
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    @joefromct: Yes; updated. Thx. – Drew Jul 16 '19 at 15:26

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