auto passphrase

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 10 23:12:24 EST 2006

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:45:49PM +0100, Gevik Babakhani wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering why we do not have an option to privide the passphrase
> (RSA) as a parameter to ssh (on windows ssh.exe)
> Is there a reason for that.

On many platforms (and I don't know if this includes Windows) it's trivial
for other users to find out what the arguments to any running program is.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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