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Re: Feature request: Option to open the ssh client minimised when using svn+ssh:// locators

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-01 18:43:31 CET

Tony Cook wrote:
> We are using TortoiseSVN (TSVN) to access an SVN repository using the
> svn+ssh:// type of repository locator. The ssh client we are using is either
> NetworkSimplicity OR Cygwin ssh and this has been set up via the TSVN
> "Settings | Network | SSH Client" option. We are also using RSA certificates
> with SSH for no password access to the remote repository. Thus we have no
> need to interact with the ssh client when it is invoked by TSVN as no
> username/password prompts are made.
> However when using the TSVN repository browser or committing a file, TSVN
> invokes the ssh.exe client program with a *maximized* DOS window. This DOS
> window pops up and down a number of times (typically 2 times) for each
> action in the repository browser (e.g. clicking on a tree node), or when
> committing a file. This is just plain ugly and very distracting to the point
> my developers don't want to use TSVN :(.
> I've attempted a simple workaround. Normally you can create a shortcut to
> any DOS application under windows and set properties on the shortcut file
> such as "run minimized". Clicking on the ssh shortcut in Windows explorer
> indeed runs ssh.exe minimized and no DOS window appears. However when
> pointing TSVN at this shortcut file in lieu of the real ssh.exe just results
> in TSVN reporting that the target ssh client isn't a windows executable.
> The solution is to add to the TSVN "Settings | Network | SSH" dialog a check
> box to set the ssh client to be "run minimized" with no DOS window
> repeatedly popping up. WinCVS has this feature and it has proven to be
> extremely useful.

Have you tried using TortoisePlink.exe (included in the TSVN
distribution)? It is a recompiled version of Plink which runs without
opening a window. The downside is that it shows no error messages, so
you need to get the connection working with regular Plink first, then
switch over to TortoisePlink.


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Received on Thu Dec 1 18:50:26 2005

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