pacmanager man page

pac — Perl Auto Connector


pac [options]


pac is a (simple?) GUI to manage/launch connections to remote machines with:
Simple GUI to manage/launch connections to remote machines.
Scripting possibilities, 'ala' SecureCRT
Configurable [Pre|Post]-connection local commands execution.
Configurable list of macros (commands) to execute locally when connected or to send to connected client.
Configurable list of conditional executions on connected machine via 'Expect':
. forget about SSH certificates
. chain multiple ssh connections
. automate tunnels creation
. with line-send delay capabilities!! etc...
KeePassX integration!
Ability to connect to machines through a Proxy server!
CLUSTER connections.
Wake On LAN capabilities
Local and Global variables, eg.: write down a password once, use it ANY where, centralizing its modification for faster changes! use them for:
. password vault
. reusing connection strings
Seamless Gnome/Gtk integration.
Tray icon for quick launching connections. Screenshots and statistics also available!
DEB, RPM and .TAR.GZ packages available
Written in Perl/Gtk (wait, *is* that a feature? Well, it is for me! ;=)
It is FREE (as in freedom)!! and licensed under GNU GPLv3.



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do no create alternative PAC config files as a backup (faster shutdown)


start a local terminal


start connection in cluster (if given)


edit connection


start given script


automatically logon with given password without prompting user


dump given UUID's data


open scripts window


open global preferences dialog


open the Quick Connect dialog on startup


list existing connections/groups and their UUIDs


no splash screen on startup


make PAC go to tray once started


start in read only mode (no config changes allowed)



Per user configuration directory.


Uses next Gnome's configuration paths:

/system/http_proxy/host or /system/proxy/http/host
- Takes this proxy path

/system/http_proxy/port or /system/proxy/http/port
- Takes this proxy port

/system/http_proxy/authentication_user or /system/proxy/http/host/authentication-user
- Takes this proxy user name

/system/http_proxy/authentication_password or /system/proxy/http/host/authentication-password
- Takes this proxy password


Well... I thinks that by this version, there should not be *many* bugs but... I'm sure you 'will' find some! When that happens, please, let me know :)


David Torrejón Vaquerizas <>


See Also

ssh(1), sftp(1), telnet(1) rdesktop(1) vncviewer(1) remote-tty(1) cu(1)


MARCH 2013 Linux User Manuals