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[feature request] Add connection properties to folders

Last post: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:19 PM by Bob, 12 reply

 
Friday, January 10, 2014 5:07 AM - ed

[feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Hello,
I think folders should have connection properties.
That would be very useful to have the possibility to attribute different properties to each folders.
Sessions defined in a folders would inherit the connections properties like key; user, port forwarding....
Of course properties could be overridden in session definition or in child folders.
That would makes the sessions tree a kind of object database.

Some possibly resulting new features :
- The root folder would set the default parameters.
- One could have a little mark on the folder icon to show that it has customized properties.
- inherited properties would be shown with a different color
- At the xshell prompt "ssh -f <folder name> user@servername" would open a connection with the given folder properties.

I have not seen this feature in any other ssh client. Maybe that would add a new competitive advantage. If looks silly please tell me.

ed

Program Ver. : Xshell 4
Sunday, January 12, 2014 6:02 PM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Thank you for your idea.

In the new version, you will be able to batch edit settings for multiple sessions through the Session Properties dialog box.

Folder sounds like an interesting idea but my concern is that folder for most people is just folder. It is hard to imagine there is any properties applied to it. We will test out this option but not sure if it can actually make it to the final product.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:08 PM - Bob

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Is Xshell 5 on the horizon ?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:36 PM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Getting there. Beta should be available around March.

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Technical Support
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:43 AM - ed

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Hello,
Thank you for your answer. I agree that a folder may not be the best item.

A colleague just told me that he saw such feature on two different Windows terminal-server clients, he only remembers one, multidex (http://www.syvik.com/multidesk/ ). Apparently in that tool the folders are named connection groups and have a different icon.

One thing that could benefit of connection group is when servers are many; it would make no sense to have a folder with >100 entries. On such sites connection are made when incident occurs; sometime some servers are connected only once a year. Here what matters is to have the proper connection attributes already set.
One can imagine to have a connection group containing the main servers, the other server would be connected by selecting the connection group directly (maybe a double click).
On Xshell 4 the way to do that is to create a dummy connection with a fake server name but it is just a workaround.
Thank you for reading

ed




ed
Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:52 AM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Looks like a great way to apply the same settings for included sessions. We will consider such feature in the feature addition.

Xshell session is definitely more complicated then this and different type of sessions require different set of properties. Inheriting from the parent can be both good or bad depending on users preference. But, we will have all options open when implementing such feature.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.



Technical Support
Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:30 PM - Bob

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
>>Getting there. Beta should be available around March.
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Why don't you guys crowd-source your beta program, let users play with the beta product and report bugs, issues.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:49 PM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Beta will be open to all users. We will use your feedback to add the final touch to our products.


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Technical Support
Saturday, January 18, 2014 3:11 PM - Bob

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
When is beta going to be available for download ?
Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:03 PM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
It is going to be available in the next few months. I don't have a fixed date yet.

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Technical Support
Saturday, January 25, 2014 3:25 PM - Bob

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
I am willing to test with the Alpha release :)
Sunday, January 26, 2014 4:59 PM - Support

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
Thank you for your interest in testing our product. Alpha is released internally only but beta is just around the corner now. Please check back again in a month. =)


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Technical Support
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:19 PM - Bob

Re: [feature request] Add connection properties to folders

 
It's one month later, ready for version 5 :)