I have recently found
this article by
Bozhidar Batsov on opening the current file as root. I barely use
tramp for sudo access, but when I do,
I almost never use root as the target user. So I decided to fix it for my
If the user is not specified, the default is still root. Also, if the
current buffer is not visiting a file, I prompt for a filename. As I’m not
an ido user, I didn’t bother calling
overrides read-file-name for me anyway.
Unlike Bozhidar, I barely use this feature, so I didn’t bind this to a key.
Gergely Polonkai is a systems engineer of a telco company, and
also a freelancer self- and software developer.
He is learning about different IT subjects since the late
1990s. These include web development, application building,
systems engineering, IT security and many others. He also dug his
nose deeply into free software, dealing with different types of
Linux and its applications,
while also writing and contributing to some open source projects.
On this site he is writing posts about different stuff he faces
during work (oh my, yet another IT solutions blog), hoping they
can help others with their job, or just to get along with their
brand new netbook that shipped with Linux.
“I believe one can only achieve success if they follow their own
instincts and listen to, but not bend under others’ opinions. If
you change your course just because someone says so, you are
following their instincts, not yours.”