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ssh hostname in title
Authored by: michelj on Oct 09, '09 03:53:35AM

I'm a sysadmin of many servers, and I like keep a lot of terminal windows open. I set the hostname automatically in each window title.

Here is what I've done ( works in 10.5 and 10.6 ):

create the file /usr/bin/ssh.title:
#!/bin/bash
function settitle() { echo -ne "\033]0;$@\007"; }
settitle 'ssh' $1
/usr/bin/ssh $1 $2 $3 $4

make it executable:
chmod 755 /usr/bin/ssh.title

In the "New Remote Connection" window of terminal, add a service (click the left '+' sign)

Service Name: ssh
Bonjour Name: _ssh._tcp.
Command to execute: /usr/bin/ssh.title
Check "Passes username to command"

"ssh" will then appear in the service column. Each ssh window will show the remote hostname in the title.



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