Manually starting ssh-agent to use it in a (remote) terminal session

Posted on Thu 22 June 2017 in misc • Tagged with linux, ssh

ssh-agent can be used to unlock an ssh private key and therefore prevent having to enter the password multiple times. Usually your desktop environment does this for you. But if you're for example sshing into your workstation and then use ssh (e.g. for git or hg) your desktop environment …

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