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

startup PuTTY’s authentication agent “Pageant” with private keys

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pageant.exe – an SSH authentication agent for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ssh-agent PuTTY’s authentication agent pageant combines the functionality of ssh-agent and ssh-add, and if you start it up, it makes sense to add the necessary private keys on its command line. You can do this using a script, but in Windows it’s convenient to does this… Continue reading startup PuTTY’s authentication agent “Pageant” with private keys

emacs/tramp/win/putty: “byte-code: couldn’t find a proper ‘ls’ command”

The PC at “my” desk at my customer’s site just got migrated from WinXP to win7, and I have to re-install and re-configure a couple of packages, and now I have trouble re-adopting tramp. Having to deal with tramp always brings Michael Albinus to my mind. I only met him during one week in 1988… Continue reading emacs/tramp/win/putty: “byte-code: couldn’t find a proper ‘ls’ command”

emacs/tramp/win/putty: “File exists, but cannot be read”

I had a look here and look there for hours, … – accidentally I looked into the *Messages* buffer and found, that some file access within c:windowstemp failed. The system variables TEMP and TMP are initialized with c:windowstemp, but I have no rights to look into c:windowstemp. Alright, system variables can get overridden. And they actually were… Continue reading emacs/tramp/win/putty: “File exists, but cannot be read”

if saving a file through “tramp” is not successful, ending “PLINK.EXE” may be a solution

PLINK.EXE is part of the PuTTY family, and it’s the utility tramp is communicating through. “Burying” the respective tramp buffer in emacs is another one. Update 2016-02-09: Actually burying the tramp buffer in question is my 1st approach on all platforms (Linux/Mac/Windows), whenever tramp communication seems to be stuck. Afterwards (with a “clean new start”) everything… Continue reading if saving a file through “tramp” is not successful, ending “PLINK.EXE” may be a solution

Emacs and VC AKA Version Control and an excessive list of handled backends

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Customizing-VC.html I am working for a customer on WinXP with GNU Emacs 24.2.1 through Tramp resp. putty plink (“pscp”) on AIX files. They are using CVS on AIX, but as I am actually the only Emacs user there, I don’t really bother going through the set-up for using Emacs with CVS on WinXP. Recently I… Continue reading Emacs and VC AKA Version Control and an excessive list of handled backends

Emacs + tramp + putty = you can edit your UNIX files remotely “anywhere”, even on Windows

http://www.gnu.org/software/tramp/ TRAMP extends the capabilities of the emacs “directory editor” (dired) to allow you to also deal with remote files. “Remote” as in: you can reach the file or directory through ssh or sftp or ftp or … SSH on Windows – PuTTY: On Windows platforms it can make use of the PuTTY family of… Continue reading Emacs + tramp + putty = you can edit your UNIX files remotely “anywhere”, even on Windows