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lsh - secsh (SSH2) client




CAUTION! The information in this manpage may be invalid or outdated. For authorative
information on lsh, please see it's Texinfo manual (see the SEE ALSO section).

Connects to the the remote machine HOST, and perform one or more actions, i.e. command
execution, various forwarding services. The default action is to start a remote
interactive shell or execute a given command on the remote machine.


When a new hostkey is received, append an ACL expressing trust in the key. In
sloppy mode, the default is ~/.lsh/captured_keys.

Enable DH support (default, unless SRP is being used).

By default, ~/.lsh/host-acls

-i, --identity=Identity key
Use this key to authenticate.

Disable DH support.

Don't try publickey user authentication.

Disable experimental SRP support (default).

Try publickey user authentication (default).

Allow untrusted hostkeys.

Enable experimental SRP support.

Never, never, ever trust an unknown hostkey. (default)

Print huge amounts of debug information

--log-file=File name
Append messages to this file.

-q, --quiet
Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages

Detailed trace

-v, --verbose
Verbose diagnostic messages

Algorithm selection:

-c, --crypto=Algorithm


List supported algorithms.

-m, --mac=Algorithm

-z, --compression[=Algorithm]
Default is zlib.

Program to use for reading passwords. Should be an absolute filename.

-l, --user=User name
Login as this user.

-p, --port=Port
Connect to this port.


-B, --background
Put process into the background. Implies -N.

-D, --forward-socks[=port] Enable socks dynamic forwarding

-E, --execute=command
Execute a command on the remote machine

-L, --forward-local-port=local-port:target-host:target-port

-N, --nop
No operation (suppresses the default action, which is to spawn a remote shell)

Connect to given subsystem. Implies --no-pty.

-S, --shell=command
Spawn a remote shell

Universal not:

-n, --no
Inverts the effect of the next modifier

Modifiers that apply to port forwarding:

-g, --remote-peers
Allow remote access to forwarded ports

Disallow remote access to forwarded ports (default).

Modifiers that apply to remote execution:

Detach from terminal at session end.

Do not detach session at end, wait for all open channels (default).

Don't request a remote pty.

Redirect stderr to /dev/null

Redirect stdin from /dev/null

Redirect stdout to /dev/null

Redirect stderr

Redirect stdin

Redirect stdout

-t, --pty
Request a remote pty (default).

Miscellaneous options:

-e, --escape-char=Character
Escape char. `none' means disable. Default is to use `~' if we have a tty,
otherwise none.

Make -B write the pid of the backgrounded process to stdout.

-G, --gateway
Setup a local gateway

-R, --forward-remote-port=remote-port:target-host:target-port

Disable X11 forwarding (default).

-x, --x11-forward
Enable X11 forwarding.

-?, --help
Give this help list

Give a short usage message

-V, --version
Print program version

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