Compounding global and individual settings in ssh-config files?

Damien Miller djm at
Fri Mar 29 15:36:01 AEDT 2024

On Thu, 28 Mar 2024, Jochen Bern wrote:

> I suppose that *this* particular instance of the problem can be mostly fixed,
> either by switching to "ProxyJump" (referring to a config entry that every
> user maintains himself) or with a wrapper script¹, but it has me wondering:
> Are there plans, or even better already-implemented mechanisms, that would
> allow entries in (global) config files to "inherit"² single config lines
> preset in another (individual) config file?

This isn't exactly what you asked for, but you might be able to solve
this problem using Tag / match tagged, but it involves almost the
opposite of inheritance.

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