ssh-add </dev/null and SSH_ASKPASS

Hatem Nassrat hnassrat at
Thu Apr 23 14:58:46 UTC 2009

piping /dev/null to ssh-add, or running ssh-add not from a TTY causes
SSH_ASKPASS to be triggered on all OS and Desktops including

Similarly under Ubuntu (Gnome) trying to ssh to a machine will pop-up
SSH_ASKPASS whether or not a valid TTY is present. This is not the
case with Kubuntu, how can I make Kubuntu be the same in that


Hatem Nassrat

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