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Old 05-05-2006, 06:45 PM
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Question SecCRT functioning as CMD window?

I'm not sure if anyone has done this, but is it possible to configure the SecureCRT window to operate as a local-machine shell window? I.e. as a replacement terminal for the normal CMD.EXE shell window?

At the very least, I prefer SecCrt's copy/paste behavior (as well as allowing column-resizing on the fly).

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Old 05-06-2006, 11:47 AM
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I've used SecureCRT instead of CMD.EXE by running a telnet or SSH server on my local computer and using SecureCRT to connect to localhost. However, this incurs some overhead and I've had mixed results in terms of responsiveness. In my experience the responsiveness seems to depend on several things: system load, amount of data being sent, and the quality or efficiency of the server.

We've received requests to offer an alternative to CMD.EXE (one which does not require connecting to a server). If we do offer a more direct replacement in a future product or as a part of SecureCRT and you would like to receive e-mail notification, please send e-mail to support@vandyke.com and refer to forum thread 1434.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:31 AM
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I'm not sure if anyone has done this, but is it possible to configure the SecureCRT window to operate as a local-machine shell window? I.e. as a replacement terminal for the normal CMD.EXE shell window?

At the very least, I prefer SecCrt's copy/paste behavior (as well as allowing column-resizing on the fly).

Thanks,
Linda
i know that Kermit 95 2.1 has this functionality built into their emulator, but SCRT is still my #1 choice.

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Old 12-23-2019, 01:00 PM
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I'm not sure if anyone has done this, but is it possible to configure the SecureCRT window to operate as a local-machine shell window? I.e. as a replacement terminal for the normal CMD.EXE shell window?
Local shell support has been implemented in SecureCRT 8.7*, which is in beta. The installer can be downloaded here:

https://www.vandyke.com/cgi-bin/rele...curecrt&beta=1

Maureen

* Must be running Windows 10 build 1809 or later (or Server 2019)

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Old 12-23-2019, 01:36 PM
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Thumbs down Doesn't work.

This note was posted in 2006 using Windows 7.

It doesn't work to have a Windows 10-only solution.


I am able to use SecCRT to "relogin" to Win7 via 'rlogin'
back into myself and get a prompt on a pseudo-TTY in cygwin,
but it is a bit kludgey because it doesn't copy the Windows
vars out of the registry but copies them from a shell-script
that is hardcoded and not read from the registry.

It also doesn't work with programs that only write to console
output instead of stdout (which goes to the pseudo terminals) or
to a file. So for those, I still have to launch cmd.exe.

While it might be harder to make secCRT work with console output on Win7, as MS likely won't document how to do it, a newly started SecCRT could read the variables in for the session from the registry.

I'm not sure how long I'll be able to use Win7 past their
user-cutoff date next month, however, I know that corporations are paying for Win7 support beyond that date. So far, MS hasn't offered any replacement for Win7 that I want to upgrade to.
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the reply. SecureCRT 8.7 does not support Windows 7, because as you mention, Microsoft won't provide technical support, software updates, security updates, and fixes for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020.

The reason SecureCRT only provides local shell support for Windows 10 is because Microsoft just recently added it to the Visual Studio IDE.

SecureCRT also has local shell support for macOS and Linux if you decide to move away from Windows.

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