Automatically create OS X bookmark files (.webloc) from your SSH config
This program allows you to automatically create bookmarks for all hosts that your SSH knows about. The really cool part is that it also includes a LaunchAgent script that re-runs this every time your SSH config changes. Include the output dir in your LaunchBar / QuickSilver / Alfred config, and you can SSH into hosts without even opening Terminal (to type SSH)!
High Sierra compatibility warning
MacOS High Sierra does not allow you to use
ssh:// URLs in .webloc files!
If you use this tool together with LaunchBar, I have created an Action extension for it that you can find in the action subdir of this repo
You'll need Rust 1.13 or later, and cargo.
Installing from crates.io:
cargo install ssh_bookmarker
Installing from git:
cargo install ssh_bookmarker --git https://github.com/antifuchs/ssh_bookmarker.git
You can use
ssh_bookmarker create as a one-off script to generate
SSH bookmarks in a specific directory. Specify SSH config file
-c and known_host files with
-k (There are no
defaults for file locations, so you'll have to specify them all
Watching your SSH config files
You can use
ssh_bookmarker launchagent with the same options as you
create to create a LaunchAgent definition. The agent will
watch all the SSH config and known_hosts files you specify, and invoke
the ssh_bookmarker program every time launchd detects changes. Here's
$ mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents $ ssh_bookmarker launchagent \ -c /etc/ssh/ssh_config -c ~/.ssh/config \ -k /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts -k ~/.ssh/known_hosts \ ~/Library/"SSH Locations" > ~/Library/LaunchAgents/net.boinkor.ssh-bookmarker.plist $ launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/net.boinkor.ssh-bookmarker.plist ; launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/net.boinkor.ssh-bookmarker.plist
Now, all the files in
~/Library/SSH Locations should be re-created
/etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts or any of the
other files listed change.