List and connect to your Digital Ocean droplets instantly (without a .ssh/config)
go get github.com/theonejb/dropletconn go install github.com/theonejb/dropletconn dropletconn config dropletconn list dropletconn connect <NAME OF DROPLET>
Installing and Configuring dropletconn
Listing your droplets
Connecting to a droplet
go get github.com/theonejb/dropletconn and
go install github.com/theonejb/dropletconn.
dropletconn is the
name of the genrated binary. I personally have it aliased to
export dc=dropletconn in my
.zshrc file since
I use it atleast 20 times a day to connect to various servers at work.
You will also need to generate a token from Digital Ocean API Tokens
dropletconn will use to get a list of droplets available in your account. For safety, use a Read only scoped token.
Available commands and their usage is described here. Some commands have a short version as well, which is what you see after the OR pipe (
|) in their help text below.
config: Generate config file that stores the API token and other settings. This needs to be generated before the rest of the commands can be used
list | l [<FILTER EXPRESSION>]..: Lists all droplets from your account. You can optionally pass a number of filter expressions. If you do, only droplets whose names or IPs contain at least one of the given fitler expressions will be listed
connect | c NAME: Connect to the droplet with the given name
run | r <FILTER EXPRESSION> <COMMAND>: Runs the given command on all droplets matching the filter expression. The filter expression is required, and only one filter expression can be given
You can pass an optional
--force-update flag. By default, the list of droplets is cached for a configurable duration (as set in
the config file). Passing this flag forces an update of this list before running the command.
list command also accepts an options
--list-public-ip flag. If this flag is used only the public IP of the nodes is printed, nothing else.
This is incase you want a list of all IPs in your DO account. I needed this to create a Fabric script.
Note: The way flags are parsed, you have to list your flags before your commands. For example, you can not do
dropletconn list --list-public-ip.
Instead, you need to do
dropletconn --list-public-ip list. Same for the
To enable completion of droplet names, source the included Zsh completion file. Credit for that script goes to James Coglan. I copied it from his blog (https://blog.jcoglan.com/2013/02/12/tab-completion-for-your-command-line-apps/).