As the number of servers I manage has grown, I’ve developed my own command line script to help me keep track of all those connections. SSHman (i.e. SSH Manager) is a CLI tool for managing multiple SSH connections. Now I’m making it available via PHIVE (the Phar package manager). Read on for more details →
What is SSHman?
SSHman is a command line script which reads the server connection details you provide in your
.servers CSV located in your $HOME directory. SSHman prints these details in a table. From there you can select a server, full connection string or just the IP address, and a user. Then the script puts your selection into your buffer for pasting into your terminal.
SSHman is a really simple tool that I’ve used multiple times each day over the past year and beyond. It’s a key part of my workflow, and given its utility, I thought some of you out there might find it useful too.
SSHman is available via PHIVE. Once you’ve got PHIVE installed on your system, you can install SSHman with:
$ phive install sshman
The trickest part of installing SSHman might be getting PHIVE installed on your system. Once you have PHIVE installed, make sure you have
~/tools in your
$PATH as that’s where PHIVE will add a simlink to the phars it installs under