From: Tim Cross <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Specifying shells for remote ob-shell sessions?
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 15:45:57 +1000 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
David Dynerman <email@example.com> writes:
> Dear Org Mode Friends,
> I’m having some trouble getting the shell I want to run on remote hosts in
> session ob-shell blocks - it seems that no matter what shell I specify, session
> blocks will always run /bin/sh. I’m not sure if this is an org or tramp
> configuration issue on my end, or a bug in org.
> I’m pasting a snippet that reproduces the behavior in emacs -Q below. Does
> anyone have an inkling if this is a bug, or, alternatively, suggestions for how
> I can run remote ob-shell sessions with the shell of my choice?
> Thank you,
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
> (require 'ob-shell)
> : GNU Emacs 27.2 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin17.7.0, Carbon Version 158 AppKit 1561.6)
> : of 2021-05-20
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
> : 9.4.4
> #+BEGIN_SRC zsh :dir /ssh:remote-host:/home/ubuntu
> echo $0
> : zsh
> #+BEGIN_SRC zsh :dir /ssh:remote-host:/home/ubuntu :session foobar
> echo $0
> | |
> | $ /bin/sh |
This is just some wild guess work, so may be completely wrong ....
I don't think it is a bug. The ob-shell library doesn't really know
anything about remote - the fact you can execute things remotely is just
part of the underlying Emacs tramp support.
As far as I know, the shell you get in the remote login is determined by
the remote host i.e. in the /etc/passwd file of the remote user account
(for login shells) and /bin/sh if ssh is just being called to execute a
command. In your case, because your calling echo $0 it is executed with
I would start with tramp and try to configure it to execute commands
using zsh. The ob-shell library isn't really aware of 'remote' - it is
just calling tramp based on the path you provide, which is why I think
tramp is a good place to start. If this cannot be easily done, look at the ssh manual and
see if you can do this via a ~/.ssh/rc file on the remote host.
If you cannot find a way to configure tramp, perhaps try working out how
to just execute commands over ssh in a specific shell, like zsh. I
suspect once you work out how to do this with plain ssh, you may see a
way to configure tramp to do the same.
A final solution would be to just add a call to zsh in your source block
before the rest of what you want to run.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-06-25 6:15 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-06-24 23:15 Specifying shells for remote ob-shell sessions? David Dynerman
2021-06-25 5:45 ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-06-25 7:18 ` Robert Pluim
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