ssh + su problem

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Jun 5 03:31:17 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Will Parsons <varro at nodomain.invalid> wrote:
> Thanks.  Although I haven't solved the problem yet, I now know from
> the truss output that the immediate cause is that my root password
> contains the sequence "'A", and this was getting translated to
> meta-A.  (It would have course been obvious if the password echo were
> not being surpressed.)
> Curiously enough, although translation happens both for Cygwin ssh and
> PuTTY, they do different things.
> On cygwin ssh, if type 'A on the command line, I see:
> \303\201
> Using PuTTY:
> \301
> (which I guess is meta-A)
> I'm not sure where this is coming from, but if all else fails, I think
> I should be able to get around it by changing my root password.

Not sure if related but Cygwin has tty issues.  To avoid that, I use the
Cygwin console login rather than terminal login.


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