Editor to use with ssh'ing into NT server?

David Starks-Browning starksb@ebi.ac.uk
Thu Jun 21 03:16:00 GMT 2001


It's well known that NTEmacs (specifically 'emacs -nw') will not work
if you are logged in remotely via a telnet or ssh shell.  That's a
Cygwin/NTEmacs problem.  NTEmacs is not a Cygwin application.

OTOH, if you build xemacs using Cygwin, then 'xemacs -nw' should work
well.  (That's what I use.)  I don't have any personal experience with
their Cygwin-built binary distribution, but I would expect that to
work too.

I should probably add something to the FAQ about this.

Regards,
David

On Wednesday 20 Jun 01, Jason Dufair writes:
> FWIW, I tried it with NTEmacs (with bash as my shell) and got the same 
> error.
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com
> >[ mailto:cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com ] On Behalf Of David Edward
> >Shapiro
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 2:35 PM
> >To: 'cygwin@cygwin.com'
> >Subject: Editor to use with ssh'ing into NT server?
> >
> >
> >I can't get an editor to work correctly when I ssh into NT server.  I
> >get 
> >
> >
> >
> >C:\winnt\profiles\mailmon>vim
> >vim
> >Vim: Warning: Output is not to a terminal
> >Vim: Warning: Input is not from a terminal
> >
> >I have set TERM to just about everything I can think of
> >
> >vt100
> >ansi
> >cygwin
> >
> >but I do not get any better results.
> >
> >vim starts up, but the keyboard mappings are wrong.  I can't use esc to
> >get
> >into command mode, i for insert, I can't scroll down in the file (you
> >just
> >see the first 12 or so lines).  What are you all using to edit via an
> >ssh
> >connection into the nt boxes?  Certainly there is some easy fix to this,
> >no
> >(i.e., ssh option, variable setting, etc.)?  
> >
> >David
> >
> >
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