How to get "Enter passphrase" on command line rather than GUI pop-up?

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Tue Jan 2 07:39:18 AEDT 2024

Chris Green:

> Setting SSH_ASKPASS_REQUIRE=never in the environment on my xubuntu
> 23.10 system doesn't seem to work.  I have set it:-
>     chris$ env | grep SSH
>     SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/run/user/1000/keyring/ssh

What component is actually calling ssh-askpass?

Setting SSH_ASKPASS_REQUIRE=never has no effect for me either, but
that's because...

Jan  1 21:26:12 lorvorc ssh-agent[76961]: error: Fssh_notify_start:
exec(/usr/local/bin/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory

... ssh-askpass is called by a previously started ssh-agent that
doesn't know about the new environment variable.  The fact that
you have SSH_AUTH_SOCK set suggests that authentication requests
are also forwarded to an agent in your setup.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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