Another SSH client on Windows

Ivan Shcherbakov ivan at
Mon Dec 10 07:17:00 EST 2012


Normally, bash and mc report the current directory by changing the tab text
to <user at host>: <directory> via OSC control sequences. SmarTTY uses it to
detect the current directory.
Although it is not a perfect way to detect the current directory, it is
better than blindly issuing a "pwd\n" sequence assuming that a shell is
currently active.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Rasmussen [mailto:ras at] 
Sent: Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2012 21:13
To: Ivan Shcherbakov
Cc: 'Cal Leeming [Simplicity Media Ltd]'; openssh-unix-dev at
Subject: RE: Another SSH client on Windows

On Sun, 9 Dec 2012, Ivan Shcherbakov wrote:

> ... 
> 1.       Regarding the drag-and-drop upload and the current directory, it
> actually supported as long as your shell reports the current directory 
> via the tab caption.

What does this mean? I am not aware of any means by which the client can
determine the Current Working Directory of the session on the server,
particularly if it changes.

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