[Cialug] bash return values [was: enter passwords less]
crouse at usalug.net
Tue Aug 28 20:23:24 CDT 2007
I use the .bashrc file to do something similar......
alias mysite='xterm -bg LightSlateGray -fg black -e ssh -l crouse -p
then from my main shell, i just type "mysite" and I get a login with a
specific color for a specific site........ opensuse.us is green :)
On 8/28/07, Aaron Porter <atporter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/27/07, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org> wrote:
> > When I was a Windows user, I used putty, and I still miss it somewhat.
> > One thing I did was assign a background color to the terminal window
> > to distinguish different types of systems... i.e. mailservers,
> > databases, etc. I usually prefer a black background but you can adjust
> > the color slightly towards magenta or blue and it looks black until
> > you compare it to another terminal that is black or one of the other
> > colors.
> I had a job doing software configuration management, one of my main
> tasks was nursing the 4 day build process. 4 days of compiling, if
> everything went well. Not so fun. One of my favorite tricks was to set
> my DISPLAY to my home system, open a large xterm for the build process
> and use xtermcontrol to change the background color of the xterm based
> on build status. In my tiny apartment, I could disable my screen saver
> and "keep an eye" on the build without leaving the couch/kitchen/deck
> and without having to carry a pager. Looks like it's even packaged for
> debian these days.
> A little case statement in your login scripts and you could have the
> same xterm change color every time you log into a new system.
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