Is it possible to use Take Command for a secure/SSH connection? I don't see the term SSH in the help documentation. I need to connect securely to my digitalocean server via SSH. I'm currently using Putty (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
), but it's shell is rudimentary.
I hope I'm not too late for the OP - I'm trying to use Putty in a TC tab and have gotten part of the way there using some techniques that other people have used with the Console2 program. Following the suggestions here:
I can get a Putty session to run in a cmd.exe window (and therefore a TC tab) with half decent results. Basically, you launch the putty session using the plink.exe command and the session remains in the original console window instead of the console that the GUI putty.exe program would create. For example:
c:\util\ansicon "C:\util\plink.exe" -load "6467 - HW 1.5 - COM9"
where "6467 - HW 1.5 - COM9" is the name of the putty configuration I want to connect using. ansicon is a helper program that converts ANSI terminal control sequences (such as for text color or to move the cursor) into appropriate Win32 console window API calls.
The one problem I have is that arrow keys are not usable in the terminal session. I'm not sure if this is a limitation of Putty, plink or ansicon. It's not a TC limitation because the behavior is exactly the same when running in a standalone cmd.exe console window.
However, if someone at JPSoft or in the forum can suggest how TC could attach to the console window that putty.exe creates, I'd appreciate it (because I think that will fix the arrow key problem). Putty.exe starts with a simple GUI dialog box to get configuration information, then you you make a connection it creates something that looks like a console window (I'm not sure if it technically is though). I was expecting that TC's "Tabs/Attach..." would list it as something that TC could present in a tab, but no such luck. If someone can explain how I can convince TC to do that (or if JPSoft can take this as a feature request), that would be awesome.