iTerm has recently introduced a feature called Shell Integration. Using this feature, we can upload and download files conveniently directly from iTerm 2. Drag a file into the window when pressing Option Key uploads the file to the remote ssh connection. Right-click on a file using ls command will bring up a context list containing downloading the file.
To successfully utilize this feature, you need to ensure some tweaks have been made on the server.
- Click “iTerm2->Install Shell Integration” when sshing into the remote server.
This will run
curl -L https://iterm2.com/misc/install_shell_integration.sh | bash
on the remote server, which equals to
curl -L https://iterm2.com/misc/`basename $SHELL`_startup.in >> \ ~/.iterm2_shell_integration.`basename $SHELL`
and adding this into the login script.
source ~/.iterm2_shell_integration.`basename $SHELL`
- Ensure the server has a correct FQDN as hostname and can be connected through this hostname.
You can use
to check it.
3. If you’re using private key authentication, then you should have id_rsa in your .ssh directory. However, you should also put id_rsa.pub in your .ssh directory to use this feature.
You may need this command.
ssh-keygen -y -f id_rsa > id_rsa.pub