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10.4: Use the Terminal's dock icon for server connections Apps
Tiger only hintIn 10.4, if you control-click (or right-click or click-and-hold) on the Terminal icon in the Dock, the contextual menu has some new options. One of those is Connect to Server. This one is very interesting, as it allows you to connect via SSH, SFTP, FTP and TELNET.

Clicking the plus sign on the right will allow you to put in a server of your choice, and at the bottom of the window, it will show you the command that it would take to make the connection. You can also add new services by clicking the left-side plus sign.
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10.4: Use the Terminal's dock icon for server connections
Authored by: rgray on Jul 27, '05 10:05:01AM

For this to work Terminal has to be already open, therefore it is easier to just type (say) 'telnet server.someplace.org' than to dick around with this panel. Also, the panel does not close when you connect. Might be useful if setting up a system for the incogniscenti, but then they probably shouldn't be playing around in Terminal anyway. Might be useful if it worked off the Dock icon with Terminal closed.

my $0.02cdn..



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10.4: Use the Terminal's dock icon for server connections
Authored by: HughMan on Jul 27, '05 10:05:04AM

Not just for 10.4, I find this works quite well in Panther too!



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Library
Authored by: fireproof on Jul 27, '05 11:30:48AM

I like to store connection scripts (.term files) in the ~/Library/Application Support/Terminal directory -- the same control-click will allow you to connect to a server using a particular window size, color, etc by using "Library" instead of "Connect to Server..."



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Library
Authored by: sharumpe on Jul 27, '05 12:41:09PM
This method (.term files) is what I use, as well. When coupled with QuickSilver, this is a very powerful, convenient way to get your (color-coded) SSH sessions going.

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Library
Authored by: allanmarcus on Jul 27, '05 02:50:54PM

Now having the Library submenu off the Dock icon is new in Tiger. I hadn't seen that before. Very useful.



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10.4: Use the Terminal's dock icon for server connections
Authored by: thornrag on Jul 27, '05 12:23:25PM

This feature of Terminal has long been available. It's basically a small Rendezvous browser window that allows you to browse local services, add server favorites and connect to specific servers.

If you like this kind of functionality, but aren't satisfied with this fairly simple implementation, look up JellyFiSSH. It's basically a bookmark manager for iTerm and Terminal.



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This is not "10.4 Only"
Authored by: hargreae on Jul 27, '05 02:06:50PM

The "Connect to Server..." command has been available in the Terminal's Dock icon since 10.3

How, then, does this 21-month-old hint get a "10.4 Only" label?



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Connect to Server...
Authored by: sjk on Jul 28, '05 02:12:43AM

I'm surprised no one already mentioned the shift-command-K shortcut for it, too.



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