[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug-inetutils] @ -- connect to host

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: [bug-inetutils] @ -- connect to host
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 03:08:08 -0400

Always wanted this command, but done properly (i've been using a
hackish shell script for years now).


@ reads the file .netrc, and connects to HOST using whatever login
info you specify there.  There are to special extentions to the .netrc
format, `alias ALIAS HOST' and the extra `command' field for a
`machine' line.  So for example, .netrc could contain:

| machine fencepost.gnu.org login ams password frob command "lsh -x \h"
| alias fp fencepost.gnu.org
| machine hydrogen login ams password foo
| default fencepost.gnu.org

So one can do `@ fp' to connect to fencepost (using lsh, with X11
forwarding), or just `@'.  Or "@ hydrogen" to connect to hydrogen
using some default method (ftp? rsh? don't care :-)

One could even go a bit further, and specify the connection command
after the hostname, e.g. `@ fp sftp', and specify the sftp connection
command using:

| machine fencepost.gnu.org login ams password frob command sftp "sftp \h"

What do you think?  Could someone add this to the TODO file?  Can't
push currently.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]