I'm using Win XP and I'm trying to connect by SSH to remote host using RSA key.
I've investigated that cygWin recognizes Documents and Settings dir as home directory
Z:\app\cwRsync\bin>cygpath -H /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings
I've created .ssh directory in Documents and Settings/user/.ssh and moved known_hosts, id_rsa, id_rsa.pub there.
Now, I'm trying to connect via ssh.exe to remote host
Z:\app\cwRsync\bin>ssh -p 22 firstname.lastname@example.org Could not create directory '/home/user/.ssh'. The authenticity of host '[remotehost.com]:22 ([remotehost.com]:22)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is f7:f4:2c:e0:c6:7e:d2:a4:45:70:63:df:bf:f2:84:46. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
What I'm doing wrong? Why ssh.exe couldn't create directory /home/user/.ssh?