[ESS] Double prompt using ess-remote through ssh on Windows

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Tue Apr 1 01:18:52 CEST 2008

Hi all,

Charles C. Berry brought this issue to my attention. Using

1. my GNU Emacs 22.2-modified-1 for Windows distribution (but  
presumably earlier versions also);
2. the ssh.el package (ftp://ftp.splode.com/pub/users/friedman/emacs-lisp/ssh.el 
3. the Windows SSH client plink.exe (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html 

and following the procedure outlined in Section 3.3 of the ESS manual  
to use processes on remote computers, that is

M-x ssh RET <hostname> RET <password> RET
M-x ess-remote RET r RET

(still following this overly long sentence?) one ends up with two  
prompts in the R process buffer.

Any idea how to fix this?



P.S. For the record, in order to use M-x ssh I put plink.exe somewhere  
in my path and

(require 'ssh)
(setq ssh-program "plink")

in my .emacs file.

P.P.S. The other ssh clients putty.exe and ssh2.exe from SSH  
Communications Security do not work with ssh.el.

   Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
   Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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