I would like to share one of my tweaks when using the Tilix terminal emulator: I use the command line a lot, and Tilix allows you to dynamically change the profile of your terminal window based on the machine you are connected to.
To make this work, you need to source this script on the machine you want to SSH in to: /usr/share/tilix/scripts/tilix_int.sh (on Ubuntu, but it is available on Tilix GitHub as well).
I source it in .bashrc:
# Tilix magic
Now you create a profile per machine you want a distinct color scheme for (I mainly focus on the background color), and you configure it to recognize the host you are on using automatic profile switching in the profile “Advanced” tab. I only use the host matching function, but it can match directories as well (I assume this can be handy when you are a professional that works on web servers, databases etc where location can be more critical as the actual host or container you are on).
I had a nice screenshot of this but it seems new users only can include one screenshot so I opted for the second one.
It is extremely convenient to immediately know what system you are logged on to in a terminal. Here you have Tilix connected to my laptop, desktop, and NAS. I noticed I tend to use full screen terminals more since switching them is far less confusing when you don’t loose track off what system you are actually on.
To replicate profiles and settings for Tilix across machines, you can use the following commands to dump or load the config settings:
dconf dump /com/gexperts/Tilix/ > tilix.dconf
dconf load /com/gexperts/Tilix/ < tilix.dconf
Tilix is looking for maintainers so I am slightly worried about it staying around… I am not aware of any other terminal emulator with this capability. I tried doing the same using tmux, but it does not offer the same feature (yet?). If you would know off an alternative that can do exactly this, let me know!