Error Message



Error Message

I have the latest version of WinSCP, I am trying to log in and I get the following error message:

Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended).

I manually changed my shell to /bin/bash, and I get the same error message.

I am supposed to be getting a startup message allowing an EWR upgrade, but I don't get the message with the option to allow the upgrade. I just get the error message above.

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martin avatar
Prague, Czechia

Re: Error Message

If you are supposed to get a menu after startup, than you you most likely supposed to use SSH terminal (such as PuTTY), not file transfer client.
Otherwise, please post a full log file showing the problem.

To generate log file, enable logging, log in to your server and do the operation and only the operation that causes the error. Submit the log with your post as an attachment. Note that passwords and passphrases not stored in the log. You may want to remove other data you consider sensitive though, such as host names, IP addresses, account names or file names (unless they are relevant to the problem). If you do not want to post the log publicly, you may email it to me. You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile. Please include link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have emailed the log.

Martin Prikryl

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