[plt-scheme] ssh/sftp library in mzscheme

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Feb 14 23:33:13 EST 2008

On Feb 15, Alex Shinn wrote:
> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> writes:
>     Eli> On Feb 14, Yvan Godin wrote:
>     >> For a little projet I need an access to a ssh/sftp library
>     >> Erlang provide one but I will prefer use mzscheme ;-)
>     >> 
>     >> Do you know if something already exist for mzscheme ?  (may be
>     >> a binding to libshh2 http://sourceforge.net/projects/libssh2)
>     Eli> I don't know of any library, but running ssh/scp in a
>     Eli> subprocess should be easy.
> Not if you need to be able to request the password, in which case
> ssh needs to be run in a pty (at least on Unix systems).  The
> Chicken pty egg could be adapted, and the docs include a sample ssh
> script.

If it's running from a terminal then it uses it to ask for a password;
otherwise it uses whatever you have in your `SSH_ASKPASS' environment
variable -- which defaults to gnome-ssh-askpass on my machine.

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