SSH key directory defaulting to non-Cygwin SSH client location

Christopher Faylor
Mon Sep 16 06:11:00 GMT 2013

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 02:37:39PM -0500, J J wrote:
>I recently had to reinstall cygwin on my Windows 7 laptop and am now
>having trouble getting passwordless ssh to work from my laptop to
>remote hosts. I have another ssh client, Reflections, installed, and
>Cygwin insists on using that directory for the ssh key. I would like
>to use a separate .ssh directory but can't figure out how to work
>around this behavior.
>Here's my home directory that the shell opens to. This is also in
>/etc/passwd of course:
>/home/jd2013 pwd
>Here's what happens when I try to generate an RSA key file:
>/home/jd2013 ssh-keygen -t rsa
>Generating public/private rsa key pair.
>Enter name for key file: jd2013
>C:\Users\jd2013\Documents\Attachmate\Reflection\.ssh\jd2013 already exists.
>Overwrite (y/n)? n

There is no way that Cygwin ssh-keygen would display a MS-DOS path.
It's pretty obvious that you're running the "another ssh client"


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