PuTTY bug pscp-psftp-fail-hang

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summary: PSCP/PSFTP hang on exit in some failure cases
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
absent-in: 0.58 2006-08-13
present-in: 2006-08-27 0.59 0.60 2007-09-23

PSCP and PSFTP on Windows can hang on exit in various failure situations. Many of these involve the -batch option, which is embarrassing. For example:

Interestingly, Plink does not appear to hang in similar situations (and nor does PuTTY proper).

PSCP/PSFTP do not hang in all failure situations -- for instance, they appear not to hang when interactive password authentication fails.

Looking at when this crept in, it might be another side-effect of the introduction of the winhandl.c mechanism.


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(last revision of this bug record was at 2007-09-23 18:24:47 +0100)