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Git and Egit

November 9, 2010

If you followed the previous instructions on how to set up gitosis on Ubuntu you may also be curious how to make it work with Egit, the Eclipse git plugin. I was a bit confounded by this — Egit doesn’t have exactly the most intuitive UI — but after a bit of digging I discovered that it’s simply a matter of telling Egit where to find your SSH private key and setting up a .ssh/config file. This is described in Re: egit and RSA keys for SSH. Once this is done Egit will still prompt you for a password if your private key is configured with a password…

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