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Re: Prompt matching issue - Couldn't `stty -inlcr -echo kill '^U''

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Prompt matching issue - Couldn't `stty -inlcr -echo kill '^U''
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:15:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Richard Hill <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi All,


> When I attempt to open a remote file on a Redhat Linux box over ssl
> (plink), the login hangs on:
> apply: Couldn't `stty -inlcr -echo kill '^U''
> The final apostrophe appears to be causing the problem... removing
> this last apostrophe and executing the resulting line in a shell then
> seems to work fine (removing character echo etc).

Nope. It is just the message format which causes the double apostrophe,
it prints "Couldn't `%s'".

> Below I have pasted the last of the output from the Emacs message
> buffer. Thanks very much for the help,

Here you see the command sent by Tramp:

> And the buffer contains:
> stty -inlcr -echo kill '^U'
> $ $

Your problem is the returning double dollar (meaning double prompts),
which is a problem known from Tramp 2.0 (bundled with Emacs 22). It is
not easy to fix, because it is due to a race condition.

Tramp 2.1, which will come with Emacs 23, has fixed it. So maybe you
install Tramp 2.1, or you give Emacs 23 a try (which starts its pretest
these days).

> Richard

Best regards, Michael.

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