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Re: VC with CVS over SSH

From: Richard V. Molen
Subject: Re: VC with CVS over SSH
Date: 24 Oct 2002 12:37:45 -0700
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Phillip Lord <> writes:

> I am having some problems with using CVS within vc. The problem is
> that my ssh connection is password prompting me, and vc-diff doesn't
> like it (the password prompt comes up in a read only buffer).

Use ssh-agent along with RSA or DSA passphrase.  There are many ways
to do this, here's one.

...From bash command line (after using ssh-keygen to generate either
an RSA or a DSA passphrase)...

exec ssh-agent $SHELL

...ssh-add will prompt for the passphrase and save the key for
ssh-agent.  Now anything started from that shell will not need a
password (nor passphrase) since the ssh-agent will pass the key

emacs &

Hope this helps.

Richard V. Molen

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