In this page we will talk about the SSH Lens for the Ubuntu Unity interface. The Ubuntu SSH Lens is simply a Unity plugin that allows users to use the Unity interface to search/connect to SSH sessions. This is possible thanks to the parsing of ~/.ssh/known_hosts and ~/.ssh/config files.

To install SSH Lens for Unity under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10, open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unity-lens-sshsearch

Restart now Unity with this command:

setsid unity

Or logout and log back in. If you encounter bugs while using SSH Lens, you can submit them here.

That's it!

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