When you use the SSH client PuTTY a lot, it can become quite tedious selecting your server and then writing in your username and password. That’s why I decided to write a short script in Perl to speed things up, and it looks like this:
use strict; use warnings; open my $copy, "| xclip"; print $copy Password"; close $copy; my $external = `putty yourserver.com.au -l YourUsername -pw YourPassord`;
I’m copying my sudo password to the Linux application xclip so its ready in my clipboard, before opening PuTTY and automatically signing in. I then converted the script into an executable file using the instructions found here.