When trying to ssh into my ubuntu instance, I receive -bash: ssh: command not found. I'm trying to connect to an instance on amazonaws. Im running cygwin off of windows 7

  • good question ... issue also happens when attempting to ssh out from a Ubuntu docker container which for efficiency does not include ssh client – Scott Stensland Oct 21 '17 at 20:56

Is ssh installed?

sudo apt-get install openssh-client

It is saying that you do not have ssh.


If on cygwin (look here):

cd /to/where/cygwin/is
setup-x86.exe -q -P openssh

Or if its 64bit:

cd C:\Cygwin
setup-x86_64.exe -q -P openssh

You may have to run it as administrator or try reinstalling cygwin and make sure the little ssh box is checked.

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  • Im running cygwin off of windows 7 – james Dec 26 '13 at 20:48
  • Please include this information in your question. – jmunsch Dec 26 '13 at 20:50
  • Did not see the ssh box in the installation box. I re downloaded cygwin with all default settings. – james Dec 26 '13 at 21:25
  • Have you tried navigating to the cygwin directory and trying the above commands in CMD? Also, This might be off topic and may find better support in a different forum. – jmunsch Dec 26 '13 at 21:27
  • Im using the setup kernel now. Everything seems to be getting the same response: command not found. Thank you! – james Dec 26 '13 at 21:35

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