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Subject: Re: [boost] [git-help] clone asks for passphrase for every library
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-30 01:19:46

On 30.12.2013 09:37, Nathan Ridge wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying out git + modular boost for the first time.
> When I try to clone the repository as described here [1],
> I run into a problem where the recursive clone process
> asks me for my SSH key's passphrase for every submodule
> (library) that it is checking out.
> Is there a way to avoid this?


On modern Linux versions will automatically cache a passphrase. If this is not happening, check your
distribution docs about automatically starting ssh-agent.

On Windows, you need to either start key agent beforehand, or somehow add it to autostart. The putty suite
has the agent called 'pageant'.

- Volodya

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