Topic "for an old version 3.6.7, what is the shell winscp is using?"

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Eric_Gao

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Hi Guys,

I got a problem when run this version with scp protocol. on tab environment/scp, if I choose "default", I am always getting error "Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably imcompatible with the application".

if I change Environment/SCP shell to enter followed by any available shells, it works fine.

Just wondering waht is the the "default" option using? should it be one of the available shell that I had tried? why it is only working after I specified explicitly?

Thanks.
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Eric_Gao wrote:
Just wondering waht is the the "default" option using?

It is using the default shell of your user account.
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Eric_Gao

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Thanks prikryl for clarification.

In case it is using the default shell of user account (/bin/ksh), why winscp is always failing.

while after I ticked it to "/bin/ksh", the same default shell, it became working. Still can't explain this to my customer.
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The difference may be that on Unix the default shell is started by operating system with --login switch. While WinSCP does not do that for explicitly specified shells.
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