Setting up ssh-agent for bash under windows

The bash shell for windows is a good extension to use git unter windows. But if you use ssh-based connections it is frustating to enter the passphrase for each connection. Activating the ssh-agent solve this problem. Create the file .profile in your bash home directory and after starting the bash shell it also starts the ssh-agent and asks once for your ssh passphrase. The passphrase is cached in the ssh-agent during your bash session. #!bash.exe export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/.ssh-socket echo ; echo Starting connection with ssh-agent… ssh-add -l 2>&1 >/dev/null if [ $? = 2 ]; then rm -f /tmp/.ssh-script /tmp/.ssh-agent-pid /tmp/.ssh-socket[…]

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NetBeans CVS access with SSH

If your ssh key is secured with a password you need to run a ssh agent (e.g. PuTTY agent) on your client machine, because NetBeans has no support for ssh passwords. Enter your CVS_ROOT in the following syntax: :ext:<user>@<host>:<path-to-cvsroot> You must use external shell command to execute ssh, e.g. for Putty under windows environment: C:\Program files\Putty\plink.exe -ssh -i <path-to-ssh-keyfile>

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