possibility of a RemoteCommand option in the ssh config file

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Tue Oct 27 15:00:48 AEDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 1:57 PM, Simon <simonzack at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ssh devs,
> I'm wondering about the possibility of adding a "RemoteCommand" option in
> the ssh config file, which is what -t does in the command line.

-t just requests that the server assign a pseudoterminal for whatever
command you later give it, and it already has an equivalent in
~/.ssh/config ("RequestTTY yes").

> I personally need this to run a small user background process on ssh login,
> and it makes more sense to me to put this in the config file since I do some
> port forwarding too for this process.

It's not clear to me what you're trying to do.  If you're running a
small process in the background, wouldn't the shell startup script be
the right place to put it?

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