I would like to use gpg-agent from cygwin, but installing gpg on cygwin doesn't provide it, and google doesn't have much recent information about this. Is it possible to use gpg-agent under cygwin (with something like keychain), or can I use a "native" windows agent with cygwin's gpg?
Unfortunately, no (or not yet, as of March 2016). As the following thread from the Cygwin package maintainer for GnuPG suggests, gpg-agent is only available in GnuPG 2 and newer, but Cygwin is packaged with GnuPG 1.4.
On 04/09/2015 12:31, Andrew Schulman wrote:
From: Adam Dinwoodie
On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 03:20:45PM -0400, Andrew Schulman wrote:
From: Marco Atzeri
The best solution would be to switch to MobaXterm !
MobaXterm has a keychain–like utility that saves ssh sessions much like mRemote-ng, but is a native Unix terminal for Windows (like Cygwin).