tkconch(1) 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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