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RE: Using tramp from Cygwin Emacs

Subject: RE: Using tramp from Cygwin Emacs
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 16:02:54 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:help-gnu-
> "KARR, DAVID (ATTCINW)" <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
> >> You might use the ssh with -vv and see something informative.  I've
> >> had problems where the remote shell login hands out stuff ssh does
> not
> >> like.  And might even cause it to fail. Its a slim chance for sure
> but
> >> might give a clue of somekind.
> >
> > Well, this didn't directly help, but it made me think about this a
> > little more, and let me to a clue.  The login name I need to use on
> the
> > remote box is different from my local principal.  I thought I was
> > configuring it correctly to use that different principal, but
> apparently
> > not.  When I tried manually specifying that principal on the tramp
> path,
> > it worked fine.
> >
> > So, in order to make it use that different principal automatically,
> > had created $HOME/.ssh/config and chmoded 0700 on the "config" file.
> > The contents of the file looked like this:
> >
> > Host <hostname>
> > HostName <hostname>
> > User <principaltouse>
> >
> > I also set "tramp-default-method" to "ssh".
> >
> > I also used "tramp-set-completion-function", using the example in
> > info to make it parse my $HOME/.ssh/config file, so the resulting
> value
> [...]
> > So, for some reason, if I don't manually specify the principal to
> use,
> > it's not getting the user to use from my ".ssh/config" file.
> You never said what OS this is taking place on, but I guess a windows
> of some sort?  If so, the OS may have a different idea of $HOME than
> does cygwin.
> Have you set the HOME variable on windows?  On Cygwin?
> I guess you could try a windows command shell and type `echo %home%'
> and a cygwin bash shell and type `echo $HOME' to see if they match.
> (If you don't know how to set it on windows ask back to this thread.)

Cygwin runs on something besides Windows?  I didn't bother to mention it
because I thought it was obvious.

I'm putting the .ssh directory in my Cygwin $HOME.  The Windows %HOME%
does not match this, but that shouldn't matter.

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