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System: Mac OSX catalina Emacs: 26.3

I use Ivy as my completion framework.

Problem is when I am editing a remote buffer over ssh using Tramp, and then I want to look at a file on my local machine.

If I do C-x C-f, I get my dialogue, but I can only see options for the remote machine. I can't delete my way out of the tramp listings. So what I do now is I first C-x b into the scratch buffer, then do C-x C-f to see local machine listings. Is there a way to do this in a more natural fashion?

For example when attached via tramp, hitting backspace/delete at this point does nothing further:

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So I go the scratch buffer and then I can get this:

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Is there a way to do this in a more natural fashion?

The best way I know is to type ~ twice: the first time will restart completion from your remote home directory, and the second from your local home directory.

Quoth (ivy) Using TRAMP:

‘/ C-j’
     Move to the local root directory.

‘~~’
     Move to the local home directory.
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  • Oh @Basil thank you!!! This was driving me nuts. Now let me type some synonims of the question for another pour sool that like me is searchnig for this: How to get out of tramp? Tramp how to edit local files? Tramp insist in using remote server? Find local files in emacs? – elviejo79 Jun 27 at 17:28

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