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windows 10 (64 bit), emacs 26.1

I try to connect by Tramp mode from Windows to remote Linux machine.

I use this command:

C-x C-f 

and then ip of remote machine (ip address):

 /xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:

but I get error:

Error running timer: (user-error "Not a Tramp file name: \"/xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:\"") 
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    Try /ssh:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/path/to/file. – user12563 Sep 8 '18 at 14:09
  • I try this: "/ssh:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:" but get error: Wrong type argument: stringp, nil – a_subscriber Sep 8 '18 at 14:27
  • Have you tried entering ip of said machine rather than xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx? – user12563 Sep 8 '18 at 14:29
  • @DoMiNeLa10 I always enter ip address – a_subscriber Sep 8 '18 at 14:37
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    I don't believe this can be answered on sx. Please make a Tramp bug report, and include the debug buffer produced with tramp-verbose set to 10. The Tramp manual tells you the details. – Michael Albinus Sep 11 '18 at 8:24
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See Emacs NEWS (C-h n):

*** The method part of remote file names is mandatory now. A valid remote file name starts with "/method:host:" or "/method:user@host:".

*** The new pseudo method "-" is a marker for the default method. "/-::" is the shortest remote file name then.

*** The command 'tramp-change-syntax' allows you to choose an alternative remote file name syntax.

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