Loads keychain environment variables into emacs
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Load keychain environment variables

Keychain is a script that manages ssh-agent and gpg-agent. It is typically run from the shell's initialization file. It allows your shells and cron jobs to share a single ssh-agent and/or gpg-agent.

When keychain is run, it checks for running agent, otherwise it starts them. It saves the agents' environment variables to files inside ~/.keychain/, so that subsequent shells can source these files.

When Emacs is started under X11 and not directly from a terminal these variables are not set. This library looks for these files created by keychain and then sets Emacs' environment variables accordingly. It does not actually run keychain, so you still have to run that from a login shell first.

To use run the function keychain-refresh-environment in your init file. If keychain has not been run yet when you start Emacs you can also later call that function interactively.