Title : How to use ssh tramp on Emacs Windows?
Author: Solène
Date  : 18 January 2017
Tags  : emacs windows

If you are using emacs under Microsoft Windows and you want to edit
remote files through SSH, it's possible to do it without using Cygwin.
Tramp can use the tool "plink" from putty tools to do ssh.

What you need is to get "plink.exe" from the following page and get it
into your $PATH, or choose the installer which will install all putty
tools.

[Putty official website](http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)

Then, edit your emacs file to add the following lines to tell it that
you want to use plink when using tramp

    (require 'tramp)
    (set-default 'tramp-default-method "plink")

Now, you can edit your remote files, but you will need to type your
password. I think that in order to get password-less with ssh keys,
you would need to use putty key agent.