NAME

xssh - A customisable X terminal emulator

SYNOPSIS

        xssh HOST
        xssh --sethostopt HOST OPTION VALUE
        xssh --setprofileopt PROFILE OPTION VALUE
        xssh --showconfig
        xssh --version

DESCRIPTION

This program will allow you to ssh to a remote host inside a new X Terminal window (like XTerm).

The idea here is that each time you ssh to a particular host, a terminal window will be launched with a consistent customised appearance. For example, you may wish to configure 'prodserver' so the terminal window background is a redish colour - reminding you to tread very carefully...

OPTIONS

--sethostopt HOST OPTION VALUE

Set or update a host option and save it to the config file.

A host option defines an attribute that will always apply when you refer to that host.

It is also possoble to define a regular expression for the HOST. The option you define will apply to all hosts that match the regular expression.

--setprofileopt PROFILE OPTION VALUE

Set or update a profile option and save it to the config file.

Hosts can be defined with a profile option, in which case all options defined for that profile will be applied to that host.

--showconfig

Display the current configuration to STDOUT.

--version

Display the current version string and exit.

EXAMPLES

First, you may like to define some defualts that will apply to all the remote servers you might log in to.

        xssh --sethostopt DEFAULT scrollback 1024
        xssh --sethostopt DEFAULT foreground blue
        xssh --sethostopt DEFAULT background white

Then you may like to override those defaults for some specific hosts.

        xssh --sethostopt favourite foreground green
        xssh --sethostopt favourite background black
        xssh --sethostopt favourite geometry 128x70

You may then get bored with setting all options for all hosts, so you might want to set up some "profile" options.

        xssh --setprofileopt prod foreground black
        xssh --setprofileopt prod background IndianRed

You would then define which hosts take those profile options.

        xssh --sethostopt important profile prod

FINALLY, you can use xssh to log in to those servers

        # Log in to the server "important" - you'll get a new xterm
        # window with a redish background, black text, 1024 lines of
        # scrollback
        xssh important
        
        # Log in to the server "unknown" - you'll get a new xterm window
        # with a white background, blue text, 1024 lines of scrollback
        xssh unknown
        
        # Log in to the server "favourite" - you'll get a new xterm
        # window with a black background, green text, 1024 lines of
        # scrollback, and a larger terminal
        xssh favourite

FILES

$HOME/.xsshrc

This file contains all the configuration for xssh. It is in Config::General format.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2010-2013 Evan Giles <egiles@capn.org>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.