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I was wonder if there is an equivalent to pageant for Ubuntu, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this tool, its basically a tool that runs and types in your password for public and private keys. I know alot of you are going to say why do you need passwords on your keys.

Please and thank you.

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You might need to bake something with expect – Marco Ceppi Feb 7 '11 at 16:21
@Marco I was hoping to avoid that. – myusuf3 Feb 7 '11 at 18:45
The gnome-keyring that is installed by default does that, what functionality are you missing in that exactly? – geirha Feb 7 '11 at 21:08
@geirha, I am trying to do something with Jenkins CI – myusuf3 Feb 8 '11 at 14:12

These two lines will add your default SSH key to memory, enabling you to log in everywhere where the public key has been added to .ssh/authorized_keys*:

eval $(ssh-agent)
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