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-load and a hostname are specified on PuTTY's command
line, the hostname from the saved session takes precedence, which it
shouldn't. This is because bare hostnames aren't passed through
cmdline_process_param() in the same way that (e.g.) bare port
numbers are, so they end up being trampled by
SGT, 2003-03-22: Well,
-load is now processed
immediately rather than being deferred until
cmdline_process_saved(). This should eliminate this
sort of bug completely. However, the effect on Plink host names
isn't exactly what I stated above; instead, specifying a
-load option that mentions a host name actually
prevents Plink from looking for an explicit host name. The
upshot of this is that the command
plink -load session
host will connect to the host specified in the saved session,
and interpret "
host" as the command to run.
It's possible that some people really do have a need to load a saved
session and override only its host name component, but I think this
behaviour is more generally useful. If anyone complains I can always
add an explicit
-host command-line option.
Audit trail for this bug.