In a fit of security concious activity I decided to have along and somewhat complicated ssh passphrase for accessing remote servers etc. This means that typing it in twice without making a mistake is – virtually impossible! So I’ve painted it in 6 feet high letters on the building opposite.
If you want to avoid the scaffolding costs and you know how hard it is to find a decent painter these days you can use a piece of software that makes entering ssh keys easy. At your UNIX command prompt:
This then starts a commnand shell with ssh-agent running, to actually add keys into memory you need to:
More useful information is found at a useful tutorial