I want to map a key, say ctrl-shift-m to open a terminal, ssh into the mailhost, open pine and go into the compose mail pane. I already have ssh-key setup so i dont have to type my password while doing ssh, so that is not an issue.
This is how I do when I need:
1) Make a script with all commands needed
#!/bin/bash ssh email@example.com ssh some-command others-commands exit 0
2) Create the shortcut
gnome-control-center keyboard then go to "Shortcuts" > "Custom" > "+"
gnome-terminal -e "bash -c \"/path/to/script ; exit ; exec bash\""
Change "/path/to/script" for the correct path, and
delete "exit" if you don't want the terminal to close after the execution of the script.
Then choose the shortcut you wish.