Introducing Ubuntu SSH Lens for Unity

Allows to easily search and connect to SSH sessions directly from Unity

By on January 12th, 2012 22:51 GMT
Following our previous articles, Ubuntu Binary Clock Lens, Ubuntu YouTube Lens and ScopeUbuntu Calendar LensUbuntu Web Sources LensUbuntu Gwibber LensUbuntu Books LensUbuntu Cities ScopeUbuntu Grooveshark ScopeUbuntu Calculator Scope and Pirate Bay Torrents Lens for Unity, today we are introducing the Ubuntu SSH Lens for the Unity interface. 

Ubuntu SSH Lens is a Unity Launcher plugin that allows savvy users to easily search and connect SSH sessions using the GNOME Terminal, by parsing the ~/.ssh/config and ~/.ssh/known_hosts (if hostname hashing is disabled in /etc/ssh/ssh_config) files.

To install the Unity SSH Lens plugin in your Ubuntu operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the following commands (one by one, hitting Enter after each one):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-sshsearch


You'll have to restart your session after the installation. Be aware that it is available ONLY for Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).

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