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Auto-launching ssh-agent in fish shell
# content has to be in .config/fish/config.fish
# if it does not exist, create the file
setenv SSH_ENV $HOME/.ssh/environment
function start_agent
echo "Initializing new SSH agent ..."
ssh-agent -c | sed 's/^echo/#echo/' > $SSH_ENV
echo "succeeded"
chmod 600 $SSH_ENV
. $SSH_ENV > /dev/null
ssh-add
end
function test_identities
ssh-add -l | grep "The agent has no identities" > /dev/null
if [ $status -eq 0 ]
ssh-add
if [ $status -eq 2 ]
start_agent
end
end
end
if [ -n "$SSH_AGENT_PID" ]
ps -ef | grep $SSH_AGENT_PID | grep ssh-agent > /dev/null
if [ $status -eq 0 ]
test_identities
end
else
if [ -f $SSH_ENV ]
. $SSH_ENV > /dev/null
end
ps -ef | grep $SSH_AGENT_PID | grep -v grep | grep ssh-agent > /dev/null
if [ $status -eq 0 ]
test_identities
else
start_agent
end
end
@Zabanaa

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commented Dec 4, 2016

thanks a ton for this 😄

@DonPavlov

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commented Jan 10, 2017

What does, the ssh-add command do? normally i would think i should add my keys here like:
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa ssh-add ~/.ssh/ed_25519
or am i thinking wrong.

@denniswebb

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commented Apr 12, 2017

Good work.

@MichaelKlemersson

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commented Jun 30, 2017

thanks a lot :)

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commented Sep 16, 2017

This is perfect, thank you so much.

@kgourgou

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commented Nov 14, 2017

Great stuff! 👍 👍

@kave

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commented Aug 8, 2018

just what i was looking for 👍

@noahjohn9259

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commented Feb 25, 2019

Great stuff!

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commented May 14, 2019

Exactly what I needed, thanks.

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