How to make SSH even easier to use with config files

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Secure Shell (SSH) is one of those tools every Linux user will probably work with at some point. With SSH you can easily (and securely) log into remote servers and desktops to administer, develop, and check up on those machines.

Using SSH is as simple as:

ssh jack@

Or even just:


Of course, you would exchange the IP address for the address (or domain) of the machine you need to access. 

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SSH gets a bit less simple when you have numerous machines you access with different configurations

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