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Re: [h-e-w] Re: Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Re: Unix utilities for Emacs on MS Windows
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:34:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/20.7 (hpux)

Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:

>> Running OpenSSH from an Emacs shell buffer doesn't work when you are
>> with Cygwin. See
> This is a little strong.
> I use Cygwin 'ssh' under Emacs a lot. What doesn't work is when ssh
> tries to prompt for a passphrase, or for other user input (like "do
> you want to save this host").
> So I launch ssh-agent, do ssh-add, then launch emacs. I also do the
> first login to any machine outside Emacs; after that I can use ssh
> quite nicely under Emacs.
> It could be better, but it's functional.

I'll document it this way in Tramp. But given the amount of reported
problems, recommending PuTTY as default when running a native GNU
Emacs seems to be more robust.

Best regards, Michael.

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