Use PuTTY to Access Windows Command Console (CMD)

Summary

I use WinSSHD to supply SSH service on Windows and PuTTY to connect. It works as well as "cmd".

I also tried Windows Telnet Service from Microsoft, but it doesn't work well.

 

Features of the default "cmd.exe" / "command.exe" of Windows is limited. I wanna a better console tool.

But either PuTTY or Mintty can't work well:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/win-command-prompt.html

http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/detail?id=234

 

1. PuTTY as CMD console

I use WinSSHD as a SSH server for Windows. http://www.bitvise.com/winsshd.html, Pernal edition is free of charge by non-commercial personal users. And PuTTY connects to the SSH server.

It works as well as in "cmd.exe". I haven't find any better solution till now.

NOTE:

To make "HOME", "END" and "DEL" key working, configure PuTTY: "Terminal" ==> "Keyboard" ==>

The Backspace key: Control-? (127)
The Home and End keys: Standard
The Function keys and keypad: SCO

 

2. Cygwin Terminal

(1). In fact, Mintty supplied by the latest Cygwin installation works very well.

(2). Project puttycyg patches original PuTTY to do that. http://code.google.com/p/puttycyg/

(3). You can also use the official way to do that, which compiles a "exe" for cygwin and simlate a telnet connection: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/cygwin-terminal-window.html

 

3. Mintty as MSYS Terminal

mingw-get install msys-mintty
D:ToolsMinGWmsys1.0msys.bat -mintty

In my installation, MinGW has been installed to D:ToolsMinGW.

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