Manual Reference Pages - RESOCK (1)
- connect to a usable SSH authentication agent
utility attempts to connect to an SSH authentication agent by looking
for its Unix-domain socket in the
It looks for agent sockets in a directory owned by the current user and
outputs the name of the most recently created one in the hope that it
would be actually active at the present time.
The output of the
utility is in the format suitable for direct use by the
command of Bourne-like shells.
Its main intended purpose is to be able to easily connect to the new SSH
agent socket after reconnecting to e.g. a
session on a remote host, since the environment of the processes running
in the screen session will contain an incorrect outdated value for the
environment variable (as it was at the time of the creation of the
utilitys operation is currently not directly affected by its environment.
utility examines the
directories and looks for Unix-domain sockets named
Set the appropriate environment variables for the currently active SSH
utility was written by
.An Peter Pentchev
.An Peter Penchev
always looks for the most recent agent socket, which might not really be
alive (the agent process itself may have been killed before cleaning
up); should attempt to actually connect to the agent.
always uses the output of
as the owner of the agent socket; maybe there should be more heuristics
(check the validity, try the
environment variables) or even an
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