Description of Problem:
There is currently no bookmark functionality available for gnome-terminal.
One way to achieve this (before shipping 8.1) could be to integrate GRCM as
bookmark editor into gnome-terminal. This could be the easiest solution: all
that had to be done is to add a "Bookmarks" menu to gnome-terminal, containing
the menu items
"Remote Connection Manager.." or "Edit.." : opens GRCM
<horizonal spacing> : does nothing
[list of GRCM bookmarks that can be used through the terminal] : choosing a
bookmark opens a new terminal tab/window and connects to the host specified in
the bookmark with the specified method
Note: My idea is that GRCM could be integrated in all GNOME network client
programs (gftp, xchat etc) - "one remote connection bookmark editor to rule them
all", sort of. Whatever GNOME network program you're using you would use the
same editor for editing bookmarks, which would improve the GNOME desktop
consistency and improve ease & usability.
See attachment for a mockup suggesting how this could look.
Created attachment 90536 [details]
Mockup image of gnome-terminal with bookmark functionality added
If this feature is added it would be on the gnome.org level, we would not
do this in a Red Hat patch. Should be filed on bugzilla.gnome.org
However I maintain gnome-terminal on gnome.org too, and I can go ahead and
say it's unlikely this will be added; you could use the "profiles" concept
to do the same thing. A terminal is not a browser and doesn't work like a browser
and bookmarks would not be able to behave as expected.
Doesn't Mac (OsX) have this kind of functionality? I remember our BOFH sysadmin
running an early version of OsX back in 2000 and very quickly bringing up
terminal windows for connecting to certain machines.
To say that a terminal is not a browser and doesn't work like a browser
and that bookmarks would not be able to behave as expected is only partially
correct - no, it does not work as a browser, but there still is use for f.eg.
preset ssh connection urls where you only have to type in your password, and
more specifically, this idea comes from using SecureCRT in windows. Since
leaving windows I have been missing the SecureCRT functionality where you could
define SSH connection urls, and this was my attempt at getting this
functionality into gnome-terminal.
In the worst case, I guess I'll have to create my own gnome-terminal derivate
and post it somewhere if it won't be implemented in the main trunk..too bad I
won't have time to do this for at least 6 months =}
Profiles should do what you are saying there. Create a profile with the
default command as "ssh foo.bar" instead of running a shell.
Then when you open a terminal with that profile you will immediately get a
passwd prompt for the host.
Sorry for that. Guess one learns something new every day, right...?