When using ssh-agent I want to always enter my passphrase into a terminal, but ksshaskpass keeps popping up because the environmental variable SSH_ASKPASS is set, even though I'm not setting it myself. What should I do?


There's two ways to deal with the problem:

  1. Remove the package (usually ksshaskpass) associated with /etc/xdg/plasma-workspace/env/ksshaskpass.sh, as this is where SSH_ASKPASS is being set.
  2. Add the line unset SSH_ASKPASS to your .bashrc file.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.