[xmonad] Ssh-Prompt: Completion

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Thu Nov 29 12:12:13 EST 2007

On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 05:50:30PM +0100, Dominik Bruhn wrote:
> Hy,
> im currently using XMonad and XMonadContrib from darcs.
> There seems one problem: The completion for the ssh-prompt is not
> working at all. Although I have no knowledge of haskell at all I think
> the code includes this completion but tries to read the
> ~/.ssh/known_hosts. This file exists but does not contain the ssh-hosts
> I connected to in cleartext so they get skipped. On the otherside the
> file ~/.xmonad_history contains all the hosts I conntected to but this
> file is not taken into account uppon completion.

The history is not used for completions: you may have wrong addresses
in you history, or whatever, so I don't think completions using
history is the way to go.

If it not possible to read the list of know hosts it is not possible
to, ehm... create a list of know hosts. I see only two ways out of
this problem: a second prompt function, something like sshPrompt',
with an explicit list of know hosts: that would not be a flexible
solution, but it could provide a solution for situations like yours.

A second way could be to actually reading that text. Which only
requires to know how it is obfuscated (btw, why should I obfuscate the
know hosts of my account?)

Do you think this second one is feasible? And what about the first?

> Is this a bug or a feature? Is it possible to fix?

the second to the first. "why would you fix a feature?" to the
second... Just kidding... I liked the juxtaposition...



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