[vlc-devel] Git-gui Use Under Cygwin

Mark Moriarty mfmbusiness at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 21 02:16:12 CET 2008

The following are the couple of things needed to make git-gui work cleanly
under Cygwin.  What they do is properly store the passphrase so that git
(and git-gui) respond properly when quesried by the master.

-Install the Cygwin procps package, if you don't have it -- this gives you

-Update your Cywin.bat file.  
Make sure the second line (right after the echo line) is:
set CYGWIN=binmode

Add the following three lines before the last line (the bash line):
c:\cygwin\bin\pkill ssh-agent
del c:\cygwin\etc\profile.d\ssh-agent.sh
c:\cygwin\bin\ssh-agent > c:\cygwin\etc\profile.d\ssh-agent.sh

-Launch Cygwin.

-At the bash prompt, enter ssh-add.  You'll be prompted for the passphrase
you created for ssh.

-Launch git-gui.

You need to do the ssh-add prior to running git-gui, once per Cygwin bash
shell session.

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