Updated: keychain-2.0.3-1

Hack Kampbjorn cygwin@hack.kampbjorn.com
Sun Nov 23 17:46:00 GMT 2003

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As of version 2.0 Keychain now stores keychain files in the ~/.keychain/
directory for tidiness. New filenames too: ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh
and ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-csh

The shell profile file (e.g. ~/.bash_profile for bash) has to be
updated to reflect this change:
     keychain ~/.ssh/id_rsa
     . ~/.keychain/${HOSTNAME}-sh

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Keychain is an OpenSSH key manager, typically run from
~/.bash_profile. When run, it will make sure ssh-agent is running; if
not, it will start ssh-agent. It will redirect ssh-agent's output to
~/.ssh-agent, so that cron jobs that need to use ssh-agent keys can
simply source this file and make the necessary passwordless ssh
connections. In addition, when keychain runs, it will check with
ssh-agent and make sure that the ssh RSA/DSA keys that you specified on
the keychain command line have actually been added to ssh-agent. If not,
you are prompted for the appropriate passphrases so that they can be
added by keychain.

- Update to keychain 2.0.3
- keychain.cygwin is no more install normal keychain

Keychain 2.0.3 contains some fixes for color issues and a grep -i option for

Keychain 2.0.2 contains a fix for the handling of ssh-askpass; SSH_ASKPASS now
needs to be set to enable askpass functionality.

Keychain 2.0.1 contains Solaris, Tru64 and MacOS X fixes, "--help" fixes, and
compatibility with x11-ssh-askpass.

Keychain 2.0 contains HP-UX and Cygwin fixes (Cygwin support is now inside the
main keychain script), and now stores keychain files in the ~/.keychain/
directory for tidiness. New filenames too: ~/.keychain/sh-${HOSTNAME} and
~/.keychain/csh-${HOSTNAME}. Keychain 2.0 also contains a bunch of additional
fixes and performance improvements, and the --local option has been
depreciated. Added the --dir option so that you can specify an alternate
location for keychain to look for the .keychain directory: "keychain --dir
/var/foo /path/to/my/key" will cause keychain to look for /var/foo/.keychain.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Utils" and
then click on the appropriate field until the above announced version
number appears if it is not displayed already.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
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