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Discussion in 'System Administration' started by eva2000, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. JoeDer

    JoeDer Member

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    I was using iTerm until my first daughter took my MBP lol now with my PC's Windows 10 I love to use Token2Shell :)
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ooh Token2shell first time hearing about it.. sure looks pretty :D
     
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    Looking good !
     
  4. Jon Snow

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    I read that as "putty" at first :p
     
  5. robert syputa

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    I highly recommend Mobaxterm. It has several nice features and can use a number of free/opensource plugins for specific functions.
    One of the features is multi-execution mode. This saves time for administering multiple sites or checking simultaneous operations such as for benchmarking. This could also be useful in debugging by using a test server as a comparison. You can, for example, open up a log file from multiple server hosts or VPS and compare the results of executed commands.
     
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    I just bought Token2shell and I have to say its looking really good.
     
  7. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ooh tempting as it's on sale right now

    upload_2018-4-5_2-14-22.png
     
  8. rdan

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    Termius on my Ubuntu 18.04 XPS13 Laptop :).
     
  9. JoeDer

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    I quenched my thirst with JuiceSSH on my Android mobile :D
     
  10. JAEGERN

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    I tried so many tools, programs, variations and what not and I finally settled with ConEmu and babun. Still looking for a backup solution, if ConEmu/Babun fails on me and I might try out WSL, but I am not sure if its still slow. I/O Performance was pretty bad back then and using a VM everytime to start a shell gets annoying.

    If anyone is interested:

    ConEmu:
    I use the portable version of ConEmu because I read that it can cause some trouble (CTRL + F 'uninstalling') if you are going to uninstall it later. I tried cmder aswell and I have no idea why I use ConEmu, guess its less bloated since I summon a babun shell anyways, so no need for the cmder stuff?! If you have some good reasons to use cmder over ConEmu, let me know.

    My settings in ConEmu are pretty simple and straight forward. I just enabled the Status bar (Settings -> Features -> Status bar) with some information and consolas font.

    Under Startup Tasks (Settings -> Startup -> Tasks) I implemented Babun.
    Babun has it in their FAQ on how to do it.
    I just added an additional statement to the command:
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    -new_console:d:C:\home\USER
    
    I symlinked the babun homefolder to C:\home\USER, since its faster to access it via explorer instead of going via $Babun_install_path\cygwin\home\USER

    Thats it for ConEmu.

    Babun:
    So far my best experience, even though it uses cygwin I am still happy with.

    The plugins I use for zsh inside babun:

    - MySQL colorize
    - zsh 256color (Not sure if needed tbh)
    - Fast Syntax Highlightning
    - zsh syntax highlightning

    Nothing special needed here, just git clone as you would do on a unix machine and put the plugin name into .zshrc like this:
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    plugins=(mysql-colorize zsh-256color fast-syntax-highlighting zsh-syntax-highlighting 
    ansible)
    
    Done!

    I am going to add more plugins as I have time to play around with them.

    As I already said I created a symlink, the command for this:
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    mklink /J C:\home C:\tools\.babun\cygwin\home
    
    Then you can append the command for ConEmu Startup Task:
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    -new_console:d:C:\home\USER
    
    So it looks like this at the end:
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    C:\tools\.babun\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe /bin/env CHERE_INVOKING=1 /bin/zsh.exe  -new_console:d:C:\home\USER 
    
    [​IMG]

    The theme I use in mintty is flatui:

    Code:
    BoldAsFont=-1
    CursorType=underscore
    Font=Ubuntu Mono
    FontHeight=12
    ForegroundColour=   236, 240, 241
    BackgroundColour=   24,   24,  24
    CursorColour=       211,  84,   0
    BoldBlack=          52,   73,  94
    Black=              44,   62,  80
    BoldRed=            231,  76,  60
    Red=                192,  57,  43
    BoldGreen=          46,  204, 113
    Green=              39,  174,  96
    BoldYellow=         241, 196,  15
    Yellow=             243, 156,  18
    BoldBlue=           52,  152, 219
    Blue=               141, 128, 185
    BoldMagenta=        155,  89, 182
    Magenta=            142,  68, 173
    BoldCyan=           26,  188, 156
    Cyan=               122, 160, 133
    BoldWhite=          236, 240, 241
    White=              189, 195, 199
    CtrlShiftShortcuts=yes
    Term=xterm-256color
    
    Theme for babun/mintty goes to:
    Code:
    .babun/cygwin/usr/share/mintty/themes
    
    Then you can rightclick on the babun window and go to:
    Looks -> Theme
    And choose your theme.

    NOTE: You need to update babun via the update.bat inside the .babun folder, else you wont have the /usr/share folder, at least from my experience.

    Basically thats it.

    Nothing too fancy and the setup is doing its work :)

    Any tips are welcome.
     
  11. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    interesting never heard of ConEmu or babun !
     
  12. Revenge

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    I also use FlashFXP since like more than 10 years. FlashFXPlast update was like a year ago, so i investigated a bit, and the Owner and Developer of it was charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor last year. I believe FlashFXP died for good.

    Quincy man arrested following investigation into sexual assault
     
  13. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    wow that's an eye opener !
     
  14. Matt

    Matt Moderator Staff Member

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    My company has just switched the Unix team out from SecureCRT to Mobaxterm, so I've purchased myself a copy as well for my own use.
     
  15. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting I've played with Mobaxterm free portable home edition but hasn't really given me much inspiration to switch from SecureCRT still. Guess set in my old ways :)
     
  16. Matt

    Matt Moderator Staff Member

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    The pro version is a little better than the free version, but it has some nice features, such as built in console which can be used within Windows, along with a load of other tools.

    upload_2018-10-9_17-5-55.png
     
  17. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    hmmm might revisit mobaxterm and use it for my hourly billed test VPS setups that get destroyed after testing :)
     
  18. robert syputa

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    I use Mobaxterm and am very pleased with it. As mentioned in past posts, it has multiple-terminal, macros, and allows easy selection of external text editors and other apps. There are several special purpose extensions but I can't speak to them as I have not used them.
     
  19. Atrix

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    Cygwin and WinSCP, about all I need really. I typically disable FTP over security vulnerabilities the protocol had in the past so after I generate a key with cygwin and use ssh-copy-id on cygwin I use that same key with winscp so I don't need to have passwords every time I login. I love WinSCP's feature of letting me specify the editor as gvim and then every time I write a save it will upload the file automatically, it makes it so easy to develop things remotely and I've never had issues with it. My only regret is not using linux desktop to develop more but I'm pretty used to my methods so sticking with it for now.
     
  20. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Good to read up on how other folks are doing this :)