I am a new emacs user. Previously, for work, I would ssh into my work machine by activating my VPN and then running
ssh work (
work is an ssh nickname defined in
.ssh/config) in my terminal. This would bring me to my virtual machine. From here I would fire up my configured vim-tmux setup.
I am now converting to emacs (specifically spacemacs), but I can't seem to connect to my virtual machine with emacs GNU. I have tried two methods of connecting with TRAMP
- I run helm-find-files (SPC f f) and type
- open an eshell and type /ssh:work:`
In both cases, emacs GNU freezes up and says
Waiting for prompts from remote shell... for quite some time. Then a mini buffer pops up resembling the azure virtual machine I work on. However, any button press immediately closes the mini buffer. Then the bottom says
/ssh:work:/: command not found
I have tried to the best of my ability to read the docs to figure out what I need to do, but I quickly get overwhelmed by the scope of TRAMP. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.