ssh_config "database"/"sort"able format?

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Sat Feb 21 02:11:36 AEDT 2015

This approach works well, and can scale. A critical part is to sanity check the result for compatibility.

Nico Kadel-Garcia
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> On Feb 18, 2015, at 17:11, shawn wilson < at> wrote:
>> On Feb 18, 2015 2:53 PM, "Hendrik Visage" <hvjunk at> wrote:
>> Questions:
>> - Is there anybody that see a value in a format/parser/matcher for
>> ssh_config files to be able to merge/"diff"/sort these files?
> I've started on a perl module to go through an ssh config and compile what
> ssh should do for a given host (mainly to only ssh-add a key when a host is
> configured to use it). I would prefer an abstract config backend though.
>> - Any other ideas/solutions I could consider to manage these ssh_config
> files?
> You can make a compile script that takes ordered parts of a config and
> builds an ssh_config and then you're only checking in and/or comparing
> project specific bits.
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