I am experiencing some Emacs Tramp connection problems and want to ask for help. However in my case Emacs hangs completely because of Tramp and there is no way I can access Tramp debug files. (it is not responsive to Ctrl-g)

Is there a way to log those trace to a file?

PS I am aware of this question. However the answer accepted there completely ignores the request to log to a file and suggests to interrupt the process with Ctrl-g.



Very good question. Currently it is not supported by Tramp, but I take it as feature request, and I will work on it next days. Shouldn't be too hard to implement.

  • Well, I've added this to Tramp, available in both Emacs and Tramp git repositories. There is a new user option tramp-debug-to-file. When non-nil, the debug buffer will be mirrored to a file under the /tmp/ directory. – Michael Albinus Dec 1 '20 at 12:45
  • Thanks, Michael. I am going to try it and submit a bug report using it. – Pommy Dec 8 '20 at 3:15

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