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Re: windows-to-windows openssh buffering issue
On 6/18/2011 5:25 AM, Nathan Ridge wrote:
On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:52:35, Larry Hall wrote:
On 6/16/2011 10:20 PM, Nathan Ridge wrote:
Is there some setting for OpenSSH on the server side that would allow
me to run the program on machine B in native-windows non-pty mode
so that the buffering is fine? If not, what else can I do?
No. OpenSSH uses ptys - it doesn't matter what terminal or console you're
using. I don't know of a way to make OpenSSH behave the way you want it to
with Windows console programs.
Is this issue particular to OpenSSH, or is ssh-ing into to a windows machine
a lost cause in general?
Since non-Cygwin executables don't understand ptys, they think they are
dealing with a pipe and so they buffer their output. It's not specific
to OpenSSH. You'd see the same issue running these programs under xterm
or mintty. I personally wouldn't define anything about this particular
issue as a "lost cause" but YMMV. Quite some time ago there was an attempt
to smooth out this issue with a utility call ttyfier but it had it's issues
and has pretty much disappeared. I don't know of any other aids out there,
though that doesn't mean there isn't something . The only things I can
suggest are that you make sure there's not some Cygwin utility that does what
you want or that you write something that does.
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