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I am using Emacs (23.3.1) with Tramp to edit files on a remote SSH server. Right now these files are being auto-saved / auto-uploaded about once every minute. During each upload, anything I type does not show until after the upload is finished, and it's getting a bit distracting.

Is there any way to change the auto-save / auto-upload frequency for Emacs with Tramp? It can be a Tramp-specific or editor-wide setting — whatever works best.

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See here: http://www.gnu.org/s/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Auto-Save-Control.html#Auto-Save-Control

Basically, you want to set auto-save-interval to the number of characters typed between auto-saves.

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