I'm sshing into a fedora server using Powerterm (an expensive overly priced, license based, terminal emulator). The server uses an ancient form of (what I'm told is similar to) cobalt. I have no control over the server's programming but I'd like at least to not have to pay hundreds of dollars for a PuTTY like terminal emulator every time Windows changes their OS.
The software on the server is capable of building spreadsheets and exporting to Excel on a Windows machine via a samba share, but I can't seem to get that to work using PuTTY. I've logged the hidden command that the server sends to PowerTerm and it looks like this
and this was logged in the SSH in/out along with octal stuffs
.......1.[1;1H.P $sExcel.psl "\\s erverFQDN\user\s pdsht123.xls".\
The file gets built but doesn't run, understandably, b/c nothing is scripted on PuTTY to listen for that specific character/string (not sure which is which). There are 2 files on the server that may also come into play somewhere but I can't see the code so I'm just guessing, or possibly just a copy in case someone were to delete them.
[me@erver PSL]$ cat excel.psl exec "excel.exe $p1" [me@erver PSL]$ cat PT.psl exec "$p1"
SSH -p22 Backspace Key - Control-H FKeys and Keypad - SCO Translation is Default Latin-1, West Europe ISO-8859-1:1998 Terminal-type string sends ansi
Initially I thought I could forward and tunnel the smb ports but since the filename is sent by the server live at that minute I'd have to script PuTTY to listen for a specific string ie. _[P$sExcel.psl and open the file using the default windows program associated with the URL. Then I noticed that PuTTY doesn't support this and I've tried countless PuTTY forks to no avail.
Any help would be appreciated.