Need a UNIX Command line under Windows

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    I need to set up a self contained (installed on a flash drive, that will work on any computer) UNIX command line, that I can do SSH and FTP in. Is there an XTERM emulator for Windows? Any suggestions?

    --Thanks.
     
  2. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    I've used copSSH for Windows in the past, which at the time seemed to be the most up to date port of openSSH for Windows. It's basically a subset of a complete Cygwin installation which includes remote cmd, bash and sftp. But I don't know that it is runnable from a flash drive.

    The same goes for freeSSHd, which is a fair bit easier to set up, but based on another SSH implementation (probably not quite as thoroughly tested as openSSH).

    Then there's Microsoft's Services for Unix which provides rsh but there's some openSSH port for it too.

    Depending on what you're looking to do here, you might just temporarily boot something like Ubuntu or Knoppix off a flash drive and make your partitions available through that. Or put a VMWare Player on the stick with some Unix VM and mount your partitions into that. Lots of options really.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    If you just need SSH and FTP it sounds like you just need a terminal emulator.
    PuTTY is what I've always used.

    If I'm way off base, just ignore me. That's what everyone else does.
     
  4. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Putty is what I'm using right now for an SSH tunnel into a Mac at home, but the problem is I need to be able to run the command line FTP client and upload files from the windows computer (using putty will only let me upload files that are on the host Mac because it's SSHing in and connecting to FTP from the Mac). I hope that makes sense.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Could you not just use the built-in FTP client via CMD on the PC? It works similarly to the UNIX FTP system.

    TEG
     
  6. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, makes no sense whatsover. :D

    You are creating an SSH tunnel, you`ve opened an ftp client on the PC connecting to the ftp daemon on the mac in order to upload files.

    There`s nothing stopping you from uploading a file from the pc to the mac or downloading a file from the mac back to the PC. But really, why aren`t you using sftp? :confused:

    M.
     
  7. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    The PCs I use are locked down so the command line is disabled, which is why I'm looking for the self contained command line app that will run off of a flash drive.

    I would need to do a 2 part FTP transfer (PC -> Mac, then Mac -> FTP site) rather than just from the PC to the FTP site. I'm not using sftp because I'm tunneled into the Mac already, then running the ftp client on the Mac to connect to the ftp site. I want to cut out SSHing into the Mac completely, with the UNIX command line app.

    Software can't be installed on the PCs, so there isn't an FTP client (Windows explore doesn't get along with the server), and I would like to use a command line FTP client.

    /very wordy post
     

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