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Ultra shortcut for ssh root@

Terminal - Ultra shortcut for ssh root@
alias s='ssh -l root'
2009-05-07 15:57:12
User: GouNiNi
Functions: alias
Ultra shortcut for ssh root@

When you have to manage lot of servers, it's boring to type ssh [email protected] for each connection. Now you can type juste "s someting" and you are connected.

You can too add bash_completion script to complet with tab the name of your servers. This will be the next tips from me ;)


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You should setup your servers in the ~/.ssh/config file. You can make it so that every time you type "ssh yourhost" the default user name is root. You can create custom defaults for each host, and you can change anything you can set on the command line normally and then some.

Comment by rhythmx 395 weeks and 1 day ago

You should not be sshing as root, anyway, not to mention the trivial, obvious command.

Comment by ozymandias 395 weeks ago

no need more alias

Comment by servermanaged 395 weeks ago

When at all possible, logging in as root should be disabled. It's the first account attempted when something is trying to break in. SSH in with your normal user name and su once you're in.

Comment by qubyte 395 weeks ago

Very useful shortcut to run remote commands.

For instance, to clone a windows host with SystemRescueCD, I use this one :

# alias onfoo='ssh [email protected]'

# onfoo "dd if=/dev/sda bs=1 count=512" | dd of=/dev/sda

# onfoo "sfdisk -d /dev/sda" | sfdisk /dev/sda

# onfoo "ntfsclone -s /dev/sda1 -o - | gzip" | gunzip | ntfsclone -r -O /dev/sda1 -

Comment by flux 395 weeks ago

Other way I do, but with a function and zsh:

sshs=( host.1







zstyle ':completion:*:*:ssh:*' hosts $sshs

With that you use tab once to show a list of available host to connect, then you can move using tab again or arrow keys to move through all hosts and select the one you want.

Comment by nrn 349 weeks ago

Your point of view

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