I start a new shell (new terminal window), then here are all the commands I run:
user@host :~ $ eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" Agent pid 1413341 user@host :~ $ ssh-add -vvv ~/.ssh/keys/<mykey> Enter passphrase for /home/mate/.ssh/keys/<mykey>: user@host :~ $ ssh-add -l The agent has no identities.
ssh-add doesn't return any output, but after verification, returns an error code of
ssh-add ... again then
echo $?). However, it really doesn't print any output on stderr.
The env vars $SSH_AGENT_PID and $SSH_AUTH_SOCK are correctly set after the
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" command.
PS: Also tried the full operation with
eval "$(ssh-agent)" instead, to no avail.
PS: Unless I missed something, all questions on stackoverflow, superuser, and unix.stackexchange are dealing with another specific case, such as running
ssh-add alone (and thus only taking standard key locations into account) or people who haven't started the agent correctly etc...