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SSH Host Aliases

November 18th, 2008 By: Wes

If you use SSH from the command line you can save yourself some typing by aliasing the servers hostname to something shorter. There’s a bunch of different ways to get similar results, but I prefer to use the built in SSH functionality for this. Create a ~/.ssh/config file. The syntax is:
Host server
User username
Host another
User username
Now you can just ssh server instead of ssh SCP also works great with these aliases, just scp file.txt server:/path
You can leave the User part out of the config file if your local and remote usernames are the same.

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