I am using Keepass 2 to store my SSH login credentials. Keepass has the ability to run commands and insert usernames, passwords, etc. into that command, so you can click on a web site credential and have it open that page in a browser.


I'd like to do that with my SSH logins. In ConEmu, I'm running Git Bash, which includes the OpenSSH command line client. I'd like to have Keepass run a command which opens a new terminal in ConEmu, and starts SSH, passing in the IP, user, and password from the KeePass database.

ConEmu has a lot of handy command line switches:


But I can't figure out how to make those switches open a terminal and run ssh. Here's my attempt:

ConEmu64.exe /cmd "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i "ssh bob@"

But these are the results I get:

Welcome to Git (version 1.9.4-preview20140611)

Run 'git help git' to display the help index.
Run 'git help <command>' to display help for specific commands.
sh.exe": ssh bob@ No such file or directory

Current directory:
C:\Program Files\ConEmu\ConEmu

Command to be executed:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i "ssh bob@"

ConEmuC: Root process was alive less than 10 sec, ExitCode=127.
Press Enter or Esc to close console...

I tried a couple variations, but didn't get any closer. It seems clear to me that I do not properly understand how the ConEmu command line switches, or how to pass a command into my Git Bash session. Any tips will be much appreciated.


Nothing to do with ConEmu switches. The error is showing by "git"! You need to examining its (sh.exe) switches!

ConEmu64.exe /cmd "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i -c "ssh bob@"
  • Exactly what I needed, thanks. The nesting of having ConEmu call, Git Bash, which called ssh was a bit much for me, and I got a little confused. I couldn't understand why bash would see the 'Command to be executed' as having its own path. But I'm guessing the first 4 lines were Bash output, and the last 6 were ConEmu output? At any rate, adding the -c fixed it, and now I can use KeePass to start SSH sessions in ConEmu by simply hitting Ctrl + U. Love it!!! – eimajenthat Jul 13 '14 at 22:57

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