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Command line SSH menu and helper utility

Project description

sshmenu

sshmenu is a simple tool for connecting to remote hosts via ssh. Great if you have trouble remembering ip addresses, hostnames, or usernames.

This tool works by using Python’s os.execvp(...), which will replace the current process (python) with ssh to create a seamless transition.

https://i.imgur.com/LGrrENa.gif

Quick Setup

Tested working on macOS High Sierra (10.13.1) and Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (14.04), Xenial Xerus (16.04)

macOS

brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mmeyer724/sshmenu/master/sshmenu.rb
sshmenu

Linux

pip3 install sshmenu
sshmenu

Development

git clone https://github.com/mmeyer724/sshmenu.git
cd sshmenu
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python3 -m sshmenu

Configuration

On first run an example configuration file will be created for you, along with the path. For reference, I’ve added this information here as well.

OS X

nano ~/Library/Application\ Support/sshmenu/config.json

Linux

nano ~/.config/sshmenu/config.json

Default contents

{
    "targets": [
        {
            "host": "user@example-machine.local",
            "friendly": "This is an example target",
            "options": []
        },
        {
            "command": "mosh",
            "host": "user@example-machine.local",
            "friendly": "This is an example target using mosh",
            "options": []
        }
    ]
}

You can specify additional command line options (see man ssh) as follows:

{
    "targets": [
        {
            "host": "user@example-machine.local",
            "friendly": "An example target listening non-standard port and verbose flag",
            "options" : [
                "-p443",
                "-v"
            ]
        }
    ]
}

Todo

  • Automatically ask to place your ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into the remote host’s ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

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