Tectia

Using Command-Line Options

For some purposes it may be useful to operate the Tectia SSH Terminal GUI from the command line (command prompt).

The command-line syntax for the Tectia SSH Terminal GUI (ssh-client-g3.exe) is as follows:

ssh-client-g3 [-r] [-p port] [-u user] [-h host] [profile]

The command-line parameters have the following meanings:

-r

The -r option will reset all customizations made to the user interface (toolbars and menus). A confirmation dialog is displayed.

-p [port_number]

The -p option specifies the port number used for the connection. If this option is not specified, the port number defined in the default profile is used.

-u [user_name]

The -u option specifies the user name for the connection. If this option is not specified, the user name defined in the default profile is used.

-h [host_name]

The -h option specifies the hostname for the connection. If this option is not specified, the hostname defined in the default profile is used.

[profile]

If a profile is specified, it must be the last option on the command line. Any command-line parameters override the profile settings. If no profile is specified, the default profile is used.

-f

The -f (or /f) option starts the default SFTP file transfer profile.

For example, the following command would immediately start a connection to a host called remotehost and connect as guest. The port number is not specified, so the connection would use the port specified in the default profile.

ssh-client-g3 -h remotehost -u guest

The following command would immediately start a connection to remotehost using the settings defined in the profile file custom.ssh2.

ssh-client-g3 -h remotehost custom.ssh2

If the host is not specified (using the -h option) and no profile is specified, the login dialog opens, automatically filled with the values specified on the command line.

For example, the following command would display the login dialog with the port number already defined as 222 and guest as the user name.

ssh-client-g3 -u guest -p 222

A command-line client sshg3.exe is also included in Tectia ConnectSecure for Windows. It can be useful especially for creating scripts. For a description of the sshg3.exe syntax, see sshg3(1).

Also several other command-line utilities are included in the Tectia ConnectSecure installation. For more information, see Appendix C.