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emacs hangs entering password

From: Mehul Choube
Subject: emacs hangs entering password
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:01:47 +0530


I am trying to load remote file using ssh but emacs hangs after entering
password. The only way is to kill emacs process. 

Following are the messages in emacs '*Massages*' buffer :

Tramp: Opening connection for address@hidden using ssh...
Tramp: Waiting 60s for local shell to come up...
Tramp: Sending command `ssh pinky -l mchoube -q -e none && exit || exit'
Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell
Tramp: Sending password

My .emacs contents:

(require 'tramp)

;; (custom-set-variables '(tramp-verbose 0))

(setq tramp-debug-buffer t)

;; (setq shell-prompt-pattern "[A-Za-z]* \[1\]: ")

The remote machine has '/bin/csh' as the default shell. 
The shell prompt I get is "pinky [1]: " (on doing telnet/ssh using

I tried setting shell-prompt-pattern to "[A-Za-z]* \[1\]: " but it
doesn't work.

I am new to unix, emacs, regular expression so please pardon my

I am trying this on a freebsd box:

> uname -a
FreeBSD mehulsbox 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Fri May  1
08:49:13 UTC 2009
address@hidden:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

Do reply. Any help is greatly appritiated.


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