when copying files in tramp mode via ssh with Dired I am not able to do anything else in Emacs. Emacs is just not usable till this process has finished.

Is there any way to use Emacs while it copies files in tramp mode via ssh with Dired? Or is this just impossible without using two emacs servers at once?

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You can use dired-async-do-copy from emacs-async to Run ‘dired-do-copy’ asynchronously.

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    'dired-async-do-copy` is not a built-in command, you shoul mention the package that provides it
    – matteol
    Commented Apr 23, 2022 at 8:22
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    @matteol Thank your advice. I forgot about it. Commented Apr 23, 2022 at 8:33

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