Tutorial: SSH in Windows Terminal
Windows 10 has a built-in SSH client that you can use in Windows Terminal.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set up a profile in Windows Terminal that uses SSH.
Create a profile
You can start an SSH session in your command prompt by executing
ssh user@machine and you will be prompted to enter your password. You can create a Windows Terminal profile that does this on startup by adding the
commandline setting to a profile in your settings.json file.
"commandline": "ssh cinnamon@roll"
Specify starting directory
To specify the starting directory for a ssh session invoked by Windows Terminal, you can use this command:
"commandline": "ssh -t bob@foo \"cd /data/bob && exec bash -l\""
-t flag forces pseudo-terminal allocation. This can be used to execute arbitrary screen-based programs on a remote machine, e.g. when implementing menu services. You will need to use escaped double quotes as bourne shell derivatives don't do any additional parsing for a string in single quotes.
For more information, see:
- GH Issue: How to specify the starting directory for a ssh session?
- StackOverflow: How can I ssh directly to a particular directory?