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I've read that it is possible to run emacs (remote machine) within emacs (local machine) using multi-term/ansi-term. How do I set up the appropriate key bindings to enable control of the remote emacs? For instance, C-x C-f will try to open local files.

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This isn't programming related. Recommend moving to Superuser. –  Amy Oct 23 '11 at 14:25
    
Point taken. How can I move it there? –  crippledlambda Oct 23 '11 at 14:52
    
It'll take a few more close votes. –  Amy Oct 23 '11 at 15:23

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An alternative approach is to use Tramp. This allows you to open remote files from within a local Emacs session. Then you can kill/yank/whatever between local and remote files as if they were all on the same computer. With tramp, you specify at the prompt whether C-x C-f should open a local or remote file, and other than that everything else is handled behind the scenes.

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Thanks, I do use tramp from time to time. But sometimes when you are already in a terminal shell in a particular directory, it is easy just to type emacs filename rather than having to retype the path to open the file in tramp-mode, and also to run an interactive Python interpreter in the same emacs buffer. –  crippledlambda Oct 23 '11 at 21:40
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There's no need to retype the path. Just use remote directory tracking: emacswiki.org/emacs/AnsiTermHints#toc4 –  Asher L. Oct 24 '11 at 0:18
    
Remote directory tracking is interesting... thanks. –  crippledlambda Nov 14 '11 at 11:24

Pretty sure this question is addressed on the relevant emacswiki page.

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Yes, this is where I read that it was possible, but then I would not be able to switch commands between local and remote emacs. I was hoping someone could suggest a configuration that works for him/her. –  crippledlambda Oct 23 '11 at 15:52

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