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Old 10-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Graphical SSH client for Centos/Ubuntu Unity and KDE desktops (SOLVED!!!)

Hi all -

First, let me apologise for that thread title.
I know it's been asked before, but I had not found answers to my need in those threads, because I'm dealing with huge logfiles, router/firewall configs, and so on in my SSH sessions.

Many of the threads simply say

"ssh is a command line tool, what did you expect. You need to learn BASH properly and you can do anything you want if you're just good enough"

Or someone is trying to figure out how to transfer files more easily than SCP, and end up using fish or other tools that leverage ssh in the background.

But that doesn't answer the question for those of us that use Linux on our laptops, and spend our days working at the command line of routers, switches, firewalls, and the like, many of which don't have GUIs or have badly written ones that require Internet Exploder and other M$Crap.

But I found this --

The famous and well-known PuTTY for Windows which many of us use in Winders (when forced to) is also availble as an RPM.

Simply install via apt-get, yum install, or whatever your favorite method is.

I know some of you may know about this RPM -
I'm not suggesting it's new.
But, with the huge number of threads on dozens of forums out there that DON"T tell people to just install the RPM for PuTTy,
maybe this thread can help counteract all those threads from
people saying "just learn bash better"

Bash is great if you're staying in Linux...
commandline for network appliances, not so much...
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I spend all day in switches and Load balancers, never been an issue for me...
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I don't understand this. What does PuTTY do that you can't do in Gnome terminal, for example?
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I have more terminal(s) (tabs) open than any other program all day log.

Never needed a GUI'fied client for what bash does very well... aliases and patience and some clever keyboard kung-fu.

By your inference, scp is easy. "more easily than SCP".
My colleague uses gnome-terminal shortcuts stashed all over his filing "system". Drives me crazy. Me? I just use an alias and some keyboard kung-fu.

His are faster if he has 1 server (and has a corresponding shortcuts to) or more hosts in the same "group". He just clicks 3 or 4 predefined gnome-terminal shortcuts (.desktop files I believe) and he's "in" like Flynn.

Sometimes, I have to wait for him.
Sometimes he has to wait for me.

I get paid for what I know, not how fast I can do something. I expect to earn a good day's pay when I exercise some patience in the task(s) that I have to do.

Edit: 300th Post and "This is Sparta!, We don't need no GUI."

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