Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Tue Apr 6 17:07:35 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Oh, and the man page for ssh-agent reads, as the last line before "Files":
> "The agent exits automatically when the command given on the command
> line terminates."
> Which means, to me, that when the xterm that I started it in is closed, it
> should end, unless there's some interpretation other than plain English
That's assuming that you gave it a command when you started it. If you
look earlier in the file, it specifies:
"If a commandline is given, this is executed as a subprocess of the
agent. When the command dies, so does the agent."
If you don't specify a command when you start ssh-agent, it will just
run until you kill it.
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