Re: How can I tell openssh client to prompt for a username

From: Greg Wooledge (wooledg_at_eeg.ccf.org)
Date: 07/08/04

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    Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 12:39:39 -0400
    To: Martin Harte <martin.harte@redbrick.dcu.ie>
    
    

    On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 01:59:20PM +0100, Martin Harte wrote:
    > Just wondering if there is an option to get Openssh 3.7.1p2 client
    > to prompt for a username.
    > It doesn't suit to pass one on the command line in my situation.

    Write a small shell script wrapper around it. For example (untested!):

    #!/bin/bash

    # Assume that the last parameter is a hostname...
    if [ -t 0 -a -t 1 ]; then
      echo -n "Enter the username at ${!#}: "
      read username
    else
      username=$USER
    fi

    exec the-real-ssh -l $username "$@"


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