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Re: problems with plink or ssh from windows 7 to unix

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: problems with plink or ssh from windows 7 to unix
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:50:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:


> I have been hitting a problem I hadn't seen before until, well now its
> quite a while a few mnths I guess... but fairly recently at least.
> This currently is occuring when using emacs:
>  GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7600)
> (I didn't build it, and have now forgotten where I got the pkg)


> But now after editing and attempt ot save I hit this:
>   tramp-file-name-for-operation: unknown file I/O primitive:
>     file-selinux-context
> And the save fails

Selinux handling has been added to Tramp back in April. Please check,
what's the date of your Emacs build. It might also be worth to know,
which Tramp version you use: the one provided with Emacs 24.0.50, or an
own one.

> [
>   Just aside in case anyone wants to suggest using ssh: When I use ssh
>   the process just completely hangs up at the the earliest stage:
>   /ssh:address@hidden:/etc/nwam never gets to the point of asking for
>   passwd.
>   But ssh is a different and I believe known problem... whereas plink
>   has been working up till recently when I moved to win 7.
> ]

Yes, that's a known problem with cygwin's ssh on Windows. See the Tramp manual.

Best regards, Michael.

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