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Config::Model::OpenSsh(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Config::Model::OpenSsh(3pm)


Config::Model::OpenSsh - OpenSSH config editor




invoke editor

The following launches a graphical editor (if Config::Model::TkUI is installed):

 sudo cme edit sshd

command line

This command adds a "Host Foo" section in "~/.ssh/config":

 cme modify ssh Host:Foo ForwardX11=yes


This code snippet removes the "Host Foo" section added above:

 use Config::Model ;
 my $model = Config::Model->new() ;
 my $inst = $model->instance (root_class_name => 'Ssh');
 $inst -> config_root->load("Host~Foo") ;
 $inst->write_back() ;


This module provides a configuration editor (and models) for the configuration files of OpenSSH. ("/etc/ssh/sshd_config", "/etc/ssh/ssh_config" and "~/.ssh/config").

This module can also be used to modify safely the content of these configuration files from a Perl program.

Once this module is installed, you can edit "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" with (as root) :

 # cme edit sshd

To edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config, run (as root):

 # cme edit ssh

To edit ~/.ssh/config, run as a normal user:

 $ cme edit ssh

user interfaces

As mentioned in cme, several user interfaces are available with "edit" subcommand:

  • A graphical interface is proposed by default if Config::Model::TkUI is installed.
  • A Curses interface with option "cme edit ssh -ui curses" if Config::Model::CursesUI is installed.
  • A Shell like interface with option "cme edit ssh -ui shell".


cme, Config::Model,


Dominique Dumont


This software is Copyright (c) 2008-2022 by Dominique Dumont.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999



The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to "ddumont at", or through the web interface at <>. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)


  git clone git://
2022-08-07 perl v5.34.0