I often use Cygwin with ssh and putty to remote into various Windows servers. It’s a lot quicker than Windows Remote Desktop and, well, I’m a command line junkie. But since db2cmd defaults to launching a new window/session, it doesn’t play nicely with ssh. Sure, I could remotely attach or catalog the node and database, but that defeats the purpose of being quick and simple.
To work around this, I add the following alias to my .bashrc:
alias db2=’db2cmd -i -w -c db2′
It’s imperfect (it works only for isolated commands or scripts), but it’s great for quick commands.