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Dominique Dumont


Config::Model::OpenSsh - OpenSSH config editor


invoke editor

The following will launch a graphical editor (if Config::Model::TkUI is installed):

 sudo cme edit sshd 

command line

This command will add a Host Foo section in ~/.ssh/config:

 cme modify ssh Host:Foo ForwardX11=yes


This code snippet will remove the Host Foo section added above:

 use Config::Model ;
 use Log::Log4perl qw(:easy) ;
 my $model = Config::Model -> new ( ) ;
 my $inst = $model->instance (root_class_name => 'Ssh');
 $inst -> config_root ->load("Host~Foo") ;
 $inst->write_back() ;


This module provides a configuration editors (and models) for the configuration files of OpenSSH. (/etc/ssh/sshd_config, /etc/ssh/ssh_config and ~/.ssh/config).

This module can also be used to modify safely the content of these configuration files from a Perl programs.

Once this module is installed, you can edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config with run (as root) :

 # cme edit sshd 

To edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config, run (as root):

 # cme edit ssh

To edit ~/.ssh/config, run as a normal user:

 # cme edit ssh

user interfaces

As mentioned in cme, several user interfaces are available with edit subcommand:

  • A graphical interface is proposed by default if Config::Model::TkUI is installed.

  • A Curses interface with option cme edit ssh -ui curses if Config::Model::CursesUI is installed.

  • A Shell like interface with option cme edit ssh -ui shell.


Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)


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