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Re: VC with CVS over SSH

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: VC with CVS over SSH
Date: 25 Oct 2002 13:52:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.91

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard V Molen <> writes:

  Richard> 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).

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

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

  Richard> exec ssh-agent $SHELL ssh-add

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

  Richard> emacs &

  Richard> Hope this helps.

Okay, I guess you are right. I normally don't use ssh-agent, because
I found the documentation a little scary, but it probably is time to
learn it properly!



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