ssh-agent on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows
Scripts to use to persist
ssh-agent on Bash on Windows on Ubuntu
Read the blog post here
Put the scripts into place
mkdir -p ~/bin cp -vf ./start-ssh-agent ~/bin
Create a hidden scheduled task on Windows to then start this script at login
powershell -noprofile -windowstyle hidden -command "c:\windows\system32\bash.exe -c "~/bin/start-ssh-agent""
NOTE: This is the old way of installing this - the new process is explained in the blog post and way more simple.
The above blog post illustrates all of the steps required to make this work.
You can run the included
install script to put the script files into place.
$ cd old $ ./install mkdir: created directory '/home/dave/bin' '/home/dave/userprofile' -> '/mnt/c/Users/dave' mkdir: created directory '/home/dave/userprofile/Documents/scripts' '/home/dave/userprofile/Documents/scripts/start-hidden.vbs' -> '/home/dave/dev/windows-bash-ssh-agent/start-hidden.vbs' '/home/dave/userprofile/Documents/scripts/start-ssh-agent.bat' -> '/home/dave/dev/windows-bash-ssh-agent/start-ssh-agent.bat' '/home/dave/bin/start-ssh-agent' -> '/home/dave/dev/windows-bash-ssh-agent/start-ssh-agent'
The Windows username can be supplied as the first argument -
$USER is assumed.