Using pscp.exe with rxvt

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sun Apr 1 23:02:00 GMT 2007

Brent S. Paul wrote:
>     I have previously used the pscp.exe utility with the standard cygwin 
> bash shell (this is what you get when clicking on the cygwin icon). 
> However, I modified my cygwin.bat file to:
> @echo off
> C:
> chdir C:\cygwin\bin
> rxvt -sl 1500 -fn 'terminal' -bg black -fg grey -sr -e bash --login -i
> bash --login -i
> This automatically brings up the rxvt window, which I like for clickable 
> filenames.  However, when I type in the password asked for by pscp, I 
> can see the letters as I type them (when you shouldn't be able to).  
> Then it is rejected by the site I'm connecting to, as if it never 
> received it.  Is there a problem using pscp under rxvt?

'pscp' is not a Cygwin program so it doesn't understand Cygwin ptys.  Run
'pscp' under 'cmd' and make sure your CYGWIN environment variable doesn't
contain 'tty'.  Then it should work.  That or build a Cygwin version of
putty and friends.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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