It would be great if you could import/export groups and hosts (incl. settings) using a predefined list (CSV file or something). Currently managing group and host list is hard when there are loads of them (like +100), which also change regularly.
Well… export/import the *full* set of information for every connection is almost impossible (or at least, totally useless), since there are *tons* of configuration options and very complex data structures…so… I have to discard a full data CSV export.
May be, it could be somewhat useful an option to export just the *main* options (you know, method, ip, user, blah blah blah…), I don't know.
Anyway, you already have some *hidden* tools to export data to plain ASCII editable file and use it a PAC's main file:
0- Make a backup of $HOME/.pac !!!!
1- Open the "Preferences" dialog and go to "Terminal Options"
2- Check the "Expect DEBUG"
3- Save and close the "Preferences" dialog
4- "Save" your configuration from the PAC main window and Exit.
5- Take a look at a new file named $HOME/.pac/pac.yml This is a YML ASCII file, wich contains *ALL* PAC's data, in a human-friendly format, which is of course editable! (but please, take a lot of care and respect the INDENTATION!)
6- Once it has been modified, save it
7- Go to $HOME/.pac
8- rm pac.freeze pac.yml.prev3
9- Start PAC!! ;)
Please, let me know if this workaround may be useful for you.
Thanks worked great!
Would be a good thing to have FAQ section in PAC manager web site? Keep up the great work! I've been recommending PAC for many Linux admin friends. :)
Thanks to you for using PAC!!
Ok, it would be nice that there was a better documentation (or at least, that there was *any* documentation ;) ), and a FAQ, etc… but I'm the only developer, and if I develop, I have no time to document, and if I document, I can't develop (and I prefer to develop! ;) )
You know, I have a job (pretty strange nowadays!), a family, and very little free time :(
Anyway, I'll take it into account, for sure! :)
Once again, thank you very much!
Hi David …
And why not write the pac settings in xml ?
hehehehe…. mm… XML format??…mmm… sorry, but no ;) I really *hate* .xml format. You may think of YML as a SUPERset of XML.
Hi David … It was just a suggestion … to be honest I don't care about the format if it works …
i use PAC for manage Cisco Routers or Switches. oftenly i use the sequence cntrl+shift+6 x for change the telnet session. How do that in this terminal?
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