Monday, May 13, 2013

Bash Completion with SSH or SCP

I spend a lot of time ssh-ing around to the same machines. Using ~/.ssh/config helps me create nicknames for those hosts, but what's even better is bash completion. I created the following script to register the "ssh" and "scp" commands with bash completion so that I can just hit <TAB> to let bash complete the possible machine names.

I spent a lot of time reading up on how the bash completion system works and tried to make this script as clear as possible so that I can adopt the same strategy for future completion work.



Hope this helps!

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