gnome-ssh-askpass - prompts a user for a passphrase using GNOME
is a GNOME-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH.
It is intended to be called by the
program and not invoked directly.
to obtain a passphrase from a user, even if not connected to a terminal
(assuming that an X display is available).
This happens automatically in the case where
is invoked from one's
or as one of the GNOME startup programs, for example.
In order to be called automatically by
R ssh-add ,gnome-ssh-askpass
should be installed as
R /usr/bin/ssh-askpass .
The following environment variables are recognized:
to grab the X server before asking for a passphrase.
to grab the mouse pointer using
R gdk_pointer_grab ()
before asking for a passphrase.
Regardless of whether either of these environment variables is set,
will grab the keyboard using
R gdk_keyboard_grab ().
This manual page was written by Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
It was based on that for
by Philip Hands.