SSH hostnames configuration and shortcuts
This is another old trick, but I like to tell the world about such amenities.
I often find people writing command lines such as:
or maybe it was
yes, sometimes ssh is simply tedious.
But you can do better. In fact, you can do much better.
your ~/.ssh/config or /etc/ssh/ssh_config can contain Host configuration sections; I have already blogged about such directives when I told the world about stopping key verification compliants - they're very flexible, indeed.
Consider adding Host directives in your configuration for your most used services:
Host myniceserver Hostname myniceserver.mylove.com Port 12345 User teddybear
And then you can just
You can override most options on a per-server basis and/or select a certain private key for connections.