Windows SSH client?

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Fri Oct 26 07:27:31 PDT 2007

It was a request by the boss.  He loves pico, and was getting cursor  
position from his current ssh client.  We've since convinced him to  
use nano -c, and use putty.

thanks for all the advice!


On Oct 25, 2007, at 5:11 PMOct 25, 2007, Predrag Punosevac wrote:

> N.J. Thomas wrote:
>> * Eric F Crist <ecrist at> [2007-10-24 14:12:59  
>> -0500]:
>>> I'm looking for a good, free, SSH client that has line/column  
>>> numbers  at the bottom, similar to SecureCRT.
>> I'm curious as to why you need the line/column numbers displayed for
>> your terminal in an SSH client? That seems to me a completely  
>> unrelated
>> function. Most editors (Vi, Emacs, etc.) will give you that info, but
>> can you explain why need it as necessary component for an SSH client?
>> Thomas
> I am also confused about your question as a previous sender. Do you  
> have cygwin installed on your Windows machines?
> You can use shell to ssh to a remote location like in Unix. The  
> next thing that comes to my mind is PUTTY but I am not really sure
> if you already dismissed it as inadequate. WinSCP is secure copy  
> client (sftp) which is in Unix world part of ssh but as I said  
> earlier if you have cygwin you can pretend that you are in the Unix  
> environment. OpenSSH is a cygwin package!
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Eric F Crist
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