emacs/tramp/win/putty: what versions to choose in March/April 2014

After completing my recent “incident article” on emacs/tramp/win/putty [link], I thought I should prepare an article with a clear subject resp. statement. This is it. I sort of think resp. hope, that all currently released versions work together well. But PuTTY-0.63 breaks this expectation. “Windows 7 Professional” is set – because that’s the current company… Continue reading emacs/tramp/win/putty: what versions to choose in March/April 2014

PKWARE’s APPNOTE.TXT – .zip file format specification

http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT – THE document defining the pkzip file format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PKZIP PKWARE is for “Phil Katz Software” there was a famous lawsuit between SEA and PKWARE about the source code, that pkzip was based on, as it got actually derived from shareware written by SEA at the time both SEA and PKWARE were small home-based companies

emacs/tramp/win/putty: one of the pieces involved kept removing Unix file permissions — solved!

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/changes.html : 0.63 (released 2013-08-06) : Unix: PSCP and PSFTP now preserve the Unix file permissions, on copies in both directions. For quite a while whenever I edited a remote executable file (using emacs/tramp/putty on Windows), the file lost its executable privilige bit. Looks like that issue got solved with 0.63. What a relief! The very arrogant… Continue reading emacs/tramp/win/putty: one of the pieces involved kept removing Unix file permissions — solved!

I find “putty.org” a little suspicious

http://www.putty.org – looks like it points to “the right” PuTTY location, instead it diverts attention to commercial software; and the domain is not owned by the inventor of PuTTY http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ – “the right” PuTTY location https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuTTY newsgroup: comp.security.ssh – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.security.ssh newsgroup: comp.terminals – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.terminals

emacs/tramp/win/putty: “Fatal: Received unexpected end-of-file from server”

Short story – what (released) versions to choose: The combination emacs/tramp/putty on Windows does not work with the released PuTTY-0.63. Use either PuTTY-0.62 or a PuTTY development snapshot, r10016 works for me. http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/ – the latest released version was fine for me: 24.3.1 – I am always happy to get the very latest released version tramp –… Continue reading emacs/tramp/win/putty: “Fatal: Received unexpected end-of-file from server”

Wednesday afternoon / evening is my time scheduled for extended technical read-ups

But once again serious issues at work were in my way. This time my work PC’s WinXP->Win7 migration was the issue. emacs/tramp/putty in its newest (released) versions still did not want to work together as neatly as before. I will have to make use of putty-0.62 instead of 0.63, but the differences do not seem… Continue reading Wednesday afternoon / evening is my time scheduled for extended technical read-ups