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10.3: Connect to Server option from Apps
Found this hint this morning when fooling around with With open, control-clicking on its icon in the dock (or right clicking) will bring up a contextual menu that has Connect to Server.

Clicking on this option will bring up a window that allows you to choose which connection to make (ie: SSH, SFTP, telnet or vanilla FTP). You can choose which server to connect to, specify a username, etc and even add methods of connecting to specified servers - way cool!

[robg adds: The first few times I tried this, I thought it was broken -- if Terminal isn't the front-most app when you use its contextual menus, the floating box this option brings up will more than likely be buried behind your other windows. You'll need to switch Terminal to the foreground to see it. While this feature is handy, I prefer using saved Terminal commands and keeping those in a floating menu which gives me one-click access from anywhere...]
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10.3: Connect to Server option from
Authored by: Tom Robinson on Dec 01, '03 12:51:38PM

FYI this brings up the same dialog as going into Terminal and selecting File--Connect to Server.

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10.3: Connect to Server option from
Authored by: Analog Kid on Dec 08, '03 04:28:49AM


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Authored by: mccabem on Jan 11, '04 06:14:07AM

The dialog in this hint is part of and is not the same as the Finder's "Connect to Server" option.

Granted it has a similar purpose, but it does work differently.

For example, there is a configurable list of services to choose to connect with. Also the connection is made in the CLI just as if you'd typed the command, rather than in the Finder as with the Finder's "Connect to Server" option.

In reality, the Terminal's Connect To Server dialog is nothing more than a command-builder for the CLI commands ssh, sftp, ftp and has the benefit of having a prebuilt list of hosts via rendezvous.

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