Howto: Automatic OS X Leopard ssh-agent

Sat 11 July 2009

Update: March 9, 2010

Somehow I failed to notice that since 10.5 ssh agent is automatically started by OS X. My script just duplicated work that was already built-in to the OS.

To add a passphrase for a private key just type:

ssh-add -K keyfile_rsa

After this, ssh-agent is started automatically whenever ssh needs it. No extra work needed.

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