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connect to SSH servers graphically


conch [-l user] [-i identity [ -i identity ... ]] [-c cipher] [-m MAC] [-p port] [-n] [-t] [-T] [-V] [-C] [-N] [-s] [arg [...]]

conch --help


The --help prints out a usage message to standard output.

-l,  --user <user>

Log in using this user name.

-e,  --escape <escape character>

Set escape character; 'none' = disable (default: ~)

-i,  --identity <identity>

Add an identity file for public key authentication (default: ~/.ssh/identity)

-c,  --cipher <cipher>

Cipher algorithm to use.

-m,  --macs <mac>

Specify MAC algorithms for protocol version 2.

-p,  --port <port>

Port to connect to.

-L,  --localforward <listen-port:host:port>

Forward local port to remote address.

-R,  --remoteforward <listen-port:host:port>

Forward remote port to local address.

-t,  --tty

Allocate a tty even if command is given.

-n,  --notty

Do not allocate a tty.

-V,  --version

Display version number only.

-C,  --compress

Enable compression.

-a,  --ansilog

Print the received data to stdout.

-N,  --noshell

Do not execute a shell or command.

-s,  --subsystem

Invoke command (mandatory) as SSH2 subsystem.


Print the receieved data to stderr.


Open an SSH connection to specified server, and either run the command given there or open a remote interactive shell.


Written by Moshe Zadka, based on conch's help messages

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October 2002