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Sunday, November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Git is my version control system of choice for al my projects at home. It has a complete and powerful set of rich features which I still learn today. After a reinstall of my system, I always have troubles setting my repos up again. This post will end this once and forever by going through all necessary steps. The first step is getting the latest version of msysgit at http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/ and install this in the following steps.           I don’t need any icons or Windows Explorer integration because I don’t use it. Also I don’t use Bash as my shell so don’t need to associate .sh files as well.     This will only add Git to your PATH environment.  ... [More]

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Programming, Technology, Windows »

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

First some background. Pageant is a SSH authentication agent for most of the tools (plink, putty, pscp, and psftp) from the PuTTY familiy. It does it job by holding your private keys and provide it to one of these tools when they need to authenticate with a remote server. The only problem I have with it, is that you need to start pageant manually each time you logon at your account. Even worse you have to add the private keys you want to be loaded by the agent. So after a couple of times I began to wonder if I should be automating this. After a couple of times more I started to script this with PowerShell. The script takes a single directory (or single ppk file) and loads all private keys (*.ppk) found in the directory or child directories.... [More]