>> I didn't know there was a way to even do background file copies with >> ange-ftp?! I find it very frustrating that I can't anything in Emacs if >> I start up an ange-ftp remote file copy. I have wait until it's complete >> before Emacs will pay furthur attention to me. Are you implying that >> there's a way around this? >The ange-ftp/dired combination that worked with GNU Emacs 18 (and may work >with XEmacs) used to copy files in the background if the dired and ange-ftp >files were compiled with Jamie Zawinski's improved byte-compiler beforehand. >When RMS ported ange-ftp (and dired) to FSF GNU Emacs 19 the functionality >disappeared. This is not quite true, at least here (FSF 19.22, RMS-angeftp). You can start copying a single file, and type C-g, and the copy goes into the background ok. If you do that on a multi-file transfer, then the current file gets copied, but when that finishes, subsequent files are not copied. R.