1. ssh-agent and ssh-add
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ssh-agent and ssh-add

If ssh-agent is running, this environment variable should be set:


If not running, start ssh-agent like so

ssh-agent /bin/bash

List the identities that ssh-agent is aware of like this

ssh-add -L


This is a tool for Windows that provides essentially the same functionality that ssh-agent provides.

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